Controlled synthesis of the henry reaction products: Nitroalcohol versus nitrostyrene by a simple change of amino-groups of aminofunctionalized nanoporous catalysts

Abhishek Anan, Rajyalakshmi Vathyam, Krishna K. Sharma, Tewodros Asefa

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A synthetic method for controlling the Henry reaction products from nitrostyrene to nitroalcohol in heterogeneous catalysis by a simple change of the catalytic sites in organoamine-functionalized mesoporous catalysts is reported. The synthesis resulted in either β-nitrostyrene or β-nitroalcohol by simple change of the types of amine functional groups in the amine-functionalized mesoporous catalysts from primary amines into secondary or tertiary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-148
Number of pages7
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2008



  • Amine-functionalized mesoporous materials
  • Henry reaction
  • Nitroalcohol
  • Nitroaldol condensation
  • Nitrostyrene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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