Fabrication of MgAl2Si2O8 : M-0.01 (M = Ni2+, Cu2+, Pd2+, Pt2+ and Ru3+): catalytic effects for the reduction of 2-or 4-nitroanilines in water

DAYAN S. , Öztürk S., KAYACI N., Ozpozan N. , Ozturk E.

BULLETIN OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, vol.38, no.6, pp.1651-1663, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12034-015-0981-1
  • Page Numbers: pp.1651-1663


Five new MgAl2Si2O8 : M-0.01 (M = Ni2+, Cu2+, Pd2+, Pt2+ and Ru3+) materials were developed for the reduction of nitroarenes as catalysts by conventional solid state reaction at 1300 degrees C. The prepared materials were characterized by thermal analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction analysis, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray analysis and nitrogen adsorption-desorption analysis. The catalytic activities of the prepared catalysts were tested in the reduction of 2- or 4-nitroanilines in aqueous media at ambient temperature in the presence of NaBH4 by UV-vis spectrophotometer. Furthermore, the MgAl2Si2O8 : M-0.01 catalysts can be recovered by filtration and reused for five cycles for the reduction of 2-nitroaniline. These results show that the MgAl2Si2O8 : M-0.01 catalysts can be used in practical applications in the reduction of nitroanilines.