In the search for a simple preparation method of heterogeneous catalyst, the iron porphyrins were coordinated bonded to the surface of a polymeric core-shell nanosphere. The heterogeneous catalyst was characterized by FT-IR, scanning electron microscope, and UV-vis spectrophotometer. The iron porphyrin bound core-shell nanospheres was about 470 nm in diameter and their catalytic activity for cyclohexene oxidation was similar to a homogeneous iron porphyrin in a solvent composition range of 25-75% acetonitrile/water (v/v). In addition, they could be recovered by simple centrifugation and their catalytic activity was maintained more than the third cycle.
- Iron porphyrin