Journal of Porous Materials

, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 149–155 | Cite as

Efficient cyclohexyl acrylate production by direct addition of acrylic acid and cyclohexene over SBA-15-SO3H

  • Feng Zhou
  • Jihai Tang
  • Zhaoyang Fei
  • Xiaoli Zhou
  • Xian Chen
  • Mifen Cui
  • Xu Qiao


A set of propysulfonic acid modified mesostructured silica materials (SBA-15-SO3H) were prepared by a convenient one-pot co-condensation method. Samples were characterized by XRD, FT-IR, Py-FTIR, N2 adsorption–desorption, elemental analysis and acid–base titration. The catalysts exhibited excellent activities and selectivities for addition esterification of acrylic acid and cyclohexene. The highest catalytic activity (82.8 %) and selectivity (92.6 %) were obtained over SBA-15-SO3H (15 %). The efficient catalytic performance of SBA-15-SO3H (15 %) was attributed to the high surface area, proper mesopore texture and presence of sulfonic acid groups in its structure. SBA-15-SO3H catalyst was easily separated and recycled with high stability.


Addition esterification Cyclohexyl acrylate Solid acid catalyst SBA-15-SO3



This work was financial supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Project No. 21276126), Jiangsu Province Higher Education Natural Science Foundation (Project No. 09KJA530004) and Prospective Joint Research Project of Jiangsu Province (Project No. BY2011105).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Industrial Water-Conservation and Emission Reduction, College of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringNanjing University of TechnologyNanjingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering, College of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringNanjing University of TechnologyNanjingPeople’s Republic of China

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