Sn coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles for selective and efficient oxidation of anthracene to anthraquinone


The present study aims to control the particle size and morphology by surface modification of Fe3O4nanoparticles for the best use in catalytic performance. Fe3O4nanoparticles were coated with Schiff base and post modified with dimethyl-tin moiety to yield Fe3O4@SB@Sn magnetic nanoparticles. The fully characterized nanoparticles were employed as a catalyst for the oxidation of anthracene (AN) to 9,10-anthraquinone (AQ). Experimental results indicated that the Fe3O4@SB@Sn catalyst exhibits better catalytic activity and recyclability when acetonitrile was used as a solvent and H2O2as an oxidant at 70 °C.

Harminder Kaur
Collaborations Amity University, Noida
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