Converting Co2+-impregnated g-C3N4 into N-doped CNTs-confined Co nanoparticles for efficient hydrogenation rearrangement reactions of furanic aldehydes
g-C3N4, Co nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, hydrogenation rearrangement, furanic aldehydes
The cyclopentanone and derivatives are a class of crucial fine chemicals for various industries and currently produced by conventional petrochemical synthetic routes. Here, we demonstrated a new synthetic approach to directly fabricate N-doped carbon nanotube (N-CNTs) networks with confined Co nanoparticles from Co2+-impregnated bulk g-C3N4 as high performance hydrogenation rearrangement (HR) catalyst to efficiently convert a wide spectrum of biomass-derived furanic aldehydes to the corresponding cyclopentanones in water under a record-low H2 pressure of 0.5 MPa and mild temperature. We unveiled a Co-catalysed bulk g-C3N4 decomposition/carbonisation CNTs formation mechanism. A new HR pathway was also unveiled.
Tsinghua University Press
Dongdong Wang, Mohammad Al-Mamun, Wanbing Gong et al. Converting Co2+-impregnated g-C3N4 into N-doped CNTs-confined Co nanoparticles for efficient hydrogenation rearrangement reactions of furanic aldehydes. Nano Research 2021, 14(8): 2846-2852.