The ammoximation of cyclohexanone to the corresponding oxime via in situ H2O2 formation offers an attractive alternative to the current industrial means of production, overcoming the significant economic and environmental concerns associated with the manufacture of a key reagent, H2O2. Herein we demonstrate the efficacy of a composite catalyst, consisting of precious metal nanoparticles supported on a commercial TS-1, towards the in situ synthesis of cyclohexanone oxime, bridging the wide condition gap that exists between the two distinct reaction pathways: H2O2 direct synthesis and cyclohexanone ammoximation. In particular, the alloying of Au with Pd and the introduction of low concentrations of Pt into AuPd nanoalloys are found to be key in promoting high catalytic performance.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Chemistry