Document Type : Research Paper
Department of Chemistry, Yazd University, Yazd 89195-741, Iran
This study aims to prepare di-brominated Mn(III) Salophen, [MnSalBr], grafted onto CoFe2O3/graphene oxide (CFGO) via a covalent bond. The characterization of this heterogeneous catalyst (CFeGO@MnSalBr) was carried out by FTIR, DR UV-Vis, XRD, FESEM, EDX spectroscopy, elemental scanning mappings, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA/DTG), and nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherm. The amount of manganese salophen loading on the CFG support was determined by inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy (ICP). At room temperature, the as-prepared catalyst was applied to oxidize olefins with H2O2 as a green oxidant. The result confirmed this catalyst's high catalytic reactivity and excellent selectivity in the epoxidation of various alkenes. The effects of different factors such as the kind of solvent and oxidant, amount of catalyst and oxidant, and reaction time were also studied. Furthermore, the GO-bound Mn salophen was reused for several runs without any noticeable activity loss or selectivity.