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Mojgan Zendehdel

Mojgan Zendehdel

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1890-0317
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 8613426000
Faculty: Science
Address: Arak University


Synthesis and characterization of functionalized NaP Zeolite@CoFe2O4 hybrid materials: a micro–meso‑structure catalyst for aldol condensation
Zeolite/CoFe2O4 · Functionalization · Aminopyridine · Micro–mesostructure · Aldol condensation
Journal Research on Chemical Intermediates
Researchers Zohreh Mortezaei ، Mojgan Zendehdel ، Mohammad Ali Bodaghifard


In this work, magnetic nanocomposite of NaP Zeolite and CoFe2O4 as magnetic nanoparticles (MNP’s) with diferent ratios were prepared and in the second step functionalized with 2-aminopyridine as a basic group. All samples were characterized by FT-IR, XRD, VSM, FESEM, EDX, TEM, and BET and thermal analyses. The results show that CoFe 2O4 MNP’s was dispersed on NaP Zeolite without any signifcant aggregation with particle size about 30–50 nm. The BET and TEM confrmed the presence of mesoporous phase in the surface of NaP Zeolite/CoFe2O4 and preparation a micro–meso-structure. The NaP Zeolite/CoFe2O4 and NaP Zeolite/CoFe 2O4/Am-Py were used as acid–base catalysts for aldol condensation of cyclohexanone with benzaldehyde, and furfural with acetone which produce curcumin and biofuel intermediates, respectively, in solvent-free condition. The efect of diferent factors such as the percent of CoFe2O4 MNP’s, catalyst amount, solvent, time and temperature was investigated. The catalyst was easily separated with an external magnet and reused four times without signifcant change in the yield. These catalysts have various advantages including high loading capacity, low leaching for CoFe 2O4 MNP’s and simple and efcient recovery procedure which can be used under mild and ecofriendly condition.