Journal of Porous Materials

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 1111–1118 | Cite as

Oxovanadium(IV) salicylidene Schiff base complex anchored on mesoporous silica MCM-41 as hybrid materials: a robust catalyst for the oxidation of sulfides

  • Arida Jabbari
  • Houri Mahdavi
  • Mohsen Nikoorazm
  • Arash Ghorbani-Choghamarani


Oxovanadium(IV) Schiff base complex have been anchored onto the surface of purely siliceous MCM-41 and tested for its activity as catalyst for the oxidation of sulfides. This catalyst could alter this oxidation reaction extremity, exhibiting excellent yields with 100 % selectivity. The intercalation of the complex inside the silica matrix was supported by various characterization techniques like X-ray diffraction, differential thermogravimetric (TG-DTA), BET measurements, UV–Vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). The stability of the catalyst during the course of the reaction was confirmed from its post catalytic FT-IR and XRD analysis. The catalyst could be reused five times without notable loss of its catalytic activity and efficiency which indicates that the metal-Schiff base moiety is intact and the coordination environments are not altered during the reaction.


Schiff base oxovanadium(IV) complex MCM-41 Catalyst H2O2 Sulfoxidation 



Financial support for this work by the research affairs of Islamic Azad University, Qeshm Branch, Qeshm, Iran is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arida Jabbari
    • 1
  • Houri Mahdavi
    • 2
  • Mohsen Nikoorazm
    • 2
  • Arash Ghorbani-Choghamarani
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryIslamic Azad University, Qeshm BranchQeshmIran
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceIlam UniversityIlamIran

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