A very simple method to synthesize nano-sized manganese oxide: An efficient catalyst for water oxidation and epoxidation of olefins

Department of Chemistry, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran.
Dalton Transactions (Impact Factor: 4.2). 08/2012; 41(36):11026-31. DOI: 10.1039/c2dt30553d
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Nano-sized particles of manganese oxides have been prepared by a very simple and cheap process using a decomposing aqueous solution of manganese nitrate at 100 °C. Scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction spectrometry have been used to characterize the phase and the morphology of the manganese oxide. The nano-sized manganese oxide shows efficient catalytic activity toward water oxidation and the epoxidation of olefins in the presence of cerium(IV) ammonium nitrate and hydrogen peroxide, respectively.

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