Oxidation of Benzene to Phenol by Nitrous Oxide over Fe-ZSM-5 Zeolites
Applied Catalysis A: General
, E-ISSN: 1873-3875
||benzene oxidation, Fe-ZSM-5 zeolite, nitrous oxide, phenol synthesis, zeolites.
One step oxidation of benzene to phenol by nitrous oxide was studied over Fe-ZSM-5 zeolites. In addition to the case of nitrous oxide decomposition studied previously, catalytic properties of zeolites were determined by the presence of iron. New effective catalysts were synthesized. Some of them provided 20–25% benzene conversion with 100% phenol selectivity. In addition to the chemical composition of the catalyst the nature of the oxidant (N2O, O2) was shown to be of exceptional importance for the rate and the direction of benzene oxidation.