Statler College of Engineering and Mining Resources
Highly porous nitrogen-doped carbons derived from bamboo shoots (BSNCs) were prepared through an in-situ synthesis method. The results showed that BSNCs had a large specific surface area, a relatively high nitrogen content and hierarchically porous structures. The catalytic properties of BSNCs were evaluated based on Knoevenagel condensation and transesterification reactions. Deprotonated BSNC-700 exhibited high efficiency for the model reactions as a solid base catalyst, and the superior sample deprotonated in tBuOK solution with a concentration of 0.1 increased the conversion rate from 16.1% to 76.0% for Knoevenagel condensation. The two reactions proceeded smoothly in the presence of deprotonated BSNC-700. The results also showed that the catalyst could be recycled for several times for Knoevenagel condensation. The results from this research will provide a guideline to develop bamboo shoot as a precursor to fabricate a superb solid base catalyst.
Digital Commons Citation
Mi, Bingbing; Chen, Xiufang; Jiang, Changle; Wang, JIngxin; Chen, Xiujuan; Zhang, Bo; Liu, Xianmiao; Liu, Zhijia; and Fei, Benhua, "Nitrogen-Doped Porous Carbon Derived from Bamboo Shoot as Solid Base Catalyst for Knoevenagel Condensation and Transesterification Reactions" (2018). Faculty & Staff Scholarship. 1524.
Mi, B., Chen, X., Jiang, C., Wang, J., Chen, X., Zhang, B., … Fei, B. (2018). Nitrogen-Doped Porous Carbon Derived from Bamboo Shoot as Solid Base Catalyst for Knoevenagel Condensation and Transesterification Reactions. Catalysts, 8(6), 232. https://doi.org/10.3390/catal8060232