Cu and Fe oxides dispersed on SBA-15: a Fenton type bimetallic catalyst for N,N-diethyl-p-phenyl diamine degradation

S. Karthikeyan, M.P. Pachamuthu, Mark A. Isaacs, Santosh Kumar, Adam F. Lee*, G. Sekaran

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A bimetallic oxidation catalyst has been synthesized via wet impregnation of copper and iron over a mesoporous SBA-15 silica support. Physicochemical properties of the resulting material were characterized by XRD, N2 physisorption, DRUVS, FTIR, Raman, SEM and HRTEM, revealing the structural integrity of the parent SBA-15, and presence of highly dispersed Cu and Fe species present as CuO and Fe2O3. The CuFe/SBA-15 bimetallic catalyst was subsequently utilized for the oxidative degradation of N,N-diethyl-p-phenyl diamine (DPD) employing a H2O2 oxidant in aqueous solution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-330
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Catalysis B
Early online date19 Jun 2016
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2016

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© 2016. The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (

Funder information: One of the authors (S.K) acknowledges CSIR, India (grant number 31/6(365)/2012-EMR-I) for Senior Research Fellowship. The financial assistance under STRAIT (CSC0201) network programme to carry out this work is highly acknowledged. A.F.L. thanks the EPSRC for financial support (EP/K021796/1, EP/K029525/2).


  • CuO
  • Fe2O3
  • SBA-15
  • Fenton oxidation
  • N,N’-diethyl-p-phenyl diamine


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