Sol-Gel Synthesized Fe-P-O Catalyst for the Benzylation of Benzene with Benzyl Chloride
Three Fe-P-O catalysts were prepared by different methods. The as-prepared catalysts were comparatively characterized by N2 isothermal adsorption-desorption, XRD, SEM and Py-IR techniques. The reactivity of these catalysts was tested in the benzylation of benzene with benzyl chloride. So-gel prepared Fe-P-O catalyst showed the highest activity among these catalysts and could keep high reactivity even after six reactions cycled because it is not only the large-surface-area superfine particle but also has a large amount of weak and medium Lewis acid sites.
Xiaoming Sang, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Yungang Li and Jinglong Bu
T. Lin et al., "Sol-Gel Synthesized Fe-P-O Catalyst for the Benzylation of Benzene with Benzyl Chloride", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 284-286, pp. 2141-2145, 2011