Document Type : Article
School of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Faculty of Chemistry, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
Thermolysis of the mixture of [CuMoO4(N2C12H8)].H2O and [Cu3 ICl(4,40- bipy)4][CuII(1,10-phen)2Mo8 O26] (4,40-bipy=4,40-bipyridine and 1,10-phen=1,10-phenanthroline) coordination polymers has led to the formation of MoO3/CuMoO4 nanoparticles (NPs). The nanomaterial was characterized by means of X-ray Diraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis, Dynamic
Light Scattering (DLS), and Inductive Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES). The MoO3/CuMoO4 NPs were employed as heterogeneous catalysts in the epoxidation of olens and allylic alcohols with tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) or cumene hydroperoxide (CHP) as oxidants in dierent solvents such as CHCl3, CH2Cl2, and CH3CN. The resulting catalyst displayed high activity and selectivity towards the epoxidation of olefins and allylic alcohols.