Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 853–858 | Cite as

Biosynthesized Au/TiO2@SBA-15 catalysts for selective oxidation of cyclohexane with O2

  • Fang Yao
  • Lixin Xu
  • Jili Luo
  • Xiao Li
  • Yue An
  • Chao Wan
Catalysis, Reaction Engineering


A variety of TiO2@SBA-15 supporters with various TiO2 loadings were synthesized using a facile sol-gel method. Gold (Au)-based catalysts were prepared with an environmentally benign and economical bioreduction method via Cacumen Platycladi (CP) leaf extract and immobilized on various TiO2@SBA-15 supporters with different TiO2 loadings. The as-prepared biosynthesized Au catalysts were applied in the liquid-phase cyclohexane oxidation. The results showed that the Au nanoparticles were well-dispersed on TiO2@SBA-15, and the Au existed as Au0. These biosynthesized Au catalysts are promising for cyclohexane oxidation, achieving a turnover frequency up to 3,426 h−1 with a 14.1% cyclohexane conversion rate.


Cyclohexane Oxidation Biosynthesis Nanocomposites Au/TiO2@SBA-15 Oxygen 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fang Yao
    • 1
  • Lixin Xu
    • 1
  • Jili Luo
    • 2
  • Xiao Li
    • 1
  • Yue An
    • 3
  • Chao Wan
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringAnhui University of TechnologyMa’anshanChina
  2. 2.Petro China Huabei Oilfield Company Gas Storage Management ServiceRenqiuChina
  3. 3.College of Chemical and Biological EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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