Magnetic mesoporous nanospheres supported phosphomolybdate-based ionic liquid for aerobic oxidative desulfurization of fuel.


School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Institute for Energy Research, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, PR China. Electronic address: [Email]


Phosphomolybdate-based ionic liquid [(C8H17)3NCH3]3PMo12O40 was prepared and supported on a magnetic mesoporous silica (γ-Fe2O3@SiO2@mSiO2) to obtain a magnetic mesoporous catalyst. The morphology and components of the catalyst were characterized by FT-IR, XRD, XPS, SEM, TEM, nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherms, and VSM. With air as oxidant, the catalyst showed perfect desulfurization performance in oxidation of dibenzothiophene (DBT). The removal of DBT from model oil could reach 100% within 5 h at 120 °C. After reaction, the catalyst could be separated by a magnet and recycled at least four times without obvious decrease in the catalytic performance.


Aerobic oxidation,Desulfurization,Magnetic mesoporous nanospheres,POM-based ionic liquid,Supported catalyst,