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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Amine-functionalized mesoporous materials
- Henry reaction
- Nitroaldol condensation