Iron phthalocyanine supported on silica or encapsulated inside zeolite Y as solid photocatalysts for the degradation of phenols and sulfur heterocycles

Mercedes Alvaro, Esther Carbonell Llopis, Mercedes Esplá, Hermenegildo Garcia

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Résumé

The photocatalytic activity of iron phthalocyanine adsorbed on silica (FePc/SiO2) or encapsulated within NaY zeolite (FePc@NaY) towards the degradation of two model compounds using hydrogen peroxide as oxidant has been determined. It was found that while FePc/SiO2 exhibits higher intrinsic activity than FePc@NaY for the degradation of phenol in water, FePc/SiO2 cannot be used as heterogeneous photocatalyst in organic solvents due to self-degradation and/or desorption of the iron phthalocyanine from the silica surface to the solution. Thus, for the oxidative photodegradation of benzothiophene in acetonitrile using FePc/SiO2 as photocatalyst (a model reaction with importance in the fuel industry), the silica becomes colorless and without possibility of reuse. In contrast, FePc@NaY, in where iron phthalocyanine is permanently immobilized inside the zeolite pores, can be recovered by filtration after the photodegradation of benzothiophene in acetonitrile and reused.

langue originaleAnglais
Pages (de - à)37-42
Nombre de pages6
journalApplied Catalysis B: Environmental
Volume57
Numéro de publication1
Les DOIs
Etat de la publicationPublié - 15 avr. 2005
Modification externeOui

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