Title

Boosting fenton-like reactions via single atom fe catalysis

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Environmental Science & Technology

ISSN

1520-5851

Volume

53

Issue

19

First Page

11391

Last Page

11400

PubMed ID

31436973

Publisher

ACS Publications

School

School of Engineering

Funders

This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51602133,21607029 and 21777033), Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (No. BK20160555), Science and Technology Program of Guangdong Province (No. 2017B020216003).

Comments

Originally published as: Yin, Y., Shi, L., Li, W., Li, X., Wu, H., Ao, Z., ... & Sun, H. (2019). Boosting fenton-like reactions via single atom fe catalysis. Environmental Science & Technology, 53(19), 11391-11400.

Original article available here.

Abstract

The maximization of the numbers of exposed active sites in supported metal catalysts is important to achieve high reaction activity. In this work, a simple strategy for anchoring single atom Fe on SBA-15 to expose utmost Fe active sites was proposed. Iron salts were introduced into the as-made SBA-15 containing the template and calcined for simultaneous decomposition of the iron precursor and the template, resulting in single atom Fe sites in the nanopores of SBA-15 catalysts (SAFe-SBA). X-ray diffraction (XRD), UV–vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (UV–vis DRS), high-angle annular dark-field scanning transmission electron microscopy (HAADF-STEM), and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) imply the presence of single atom Fe sites. Furthermore, EXAFS analysis suggests the structure of one Fe center with four O atoms, and density functional theory calculations (DFT) simulate this structure. The catalytic performances of SAFe-SBA were evaluated in Fenton-like catalytic oxidation of p-hydroxybenzoic acid (HBA) and phenol. It was found that the single atom SAFe-SBA catalysts displayed superior catalytic activity to aggregated iron sites (AGFe-SBA) in both HBA and phenol degradation, demonstrating the advantage of SAFe-SBA in catalysis.

DOI

10.1021/acs.est.9b03342

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