Homogeneous and Interfacial Catalysis in 3D Controlled Environment

Personnel

Project Leader(s):
Marek Pruski

Principal Investigators:
Andreja Bakac, Marek Pruski, Aaron Sadow, Igor Slowing

Key Scientific Personnel:
Takeshi Kobayashi, Oleg Pestovsky, Javier Vela

Overview

This collaborative research effort is geared toward bringing together the best features of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis for developing new catalytic principles. Novel silica-based, single-site mesoporous catalysts with controlled, nanostructured morphology and surface properties will be prepared. The control of specific chemical properties, spatial distribution, and concentrations of various catalytic functional groups on the pore walls will be achieved. The catalytic activity of these single-site heterogeneous catalysts will be examined. Detailed mechanistic studies of such systems will be carried out in an effort to recognize the key factors that determine selectivity, reactivity and kinetics of both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic reactions.

 

This research is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences through the Ames Laboratory.  The Ames Laboratory is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by Iowa State University under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11358.

Publications

2012
Mao K M; Kennedy G J; Althaus S M; Pruski M . 2012. Spectral editing in C-13 solid-state NMR at high magnetic field using fast MAS and spin-echo dephasing. Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. 47-48:19-22. abstract
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Ho H A; Manna K; Sadow A D . 2012. Acceptorless Photocatalytic Dehydrogenation for Alcohol Decarbonylation and Imine Synthesis. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 51:8607-8610. abstract
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Mukherjee D; Ellern A; Sadow A D . 2012. Remarkably Robust Monomeric Alkylperoxyzinc Compounds from Tris(oxazolinyl)boratozinc Alkyls and O-2. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 134:13018-13026. abstract
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Althaus S M; Mao K M; Kennedy G J; Pruski M . 2012. Solid-State NMR Studies of Fossil Fuels using One- and Two-Dimensional Methods at High Magnetic Field. Energy & Fuels. 26:4405-4412. abstract
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Kandel K; Althaus S M; Peeraphatdit C; Kobayashi T; Trewyn B G; Pruski M; Slowing I I . 2012. Substrate inhibition in the heterogeneous catalyzed aldol condensation: A mechanistic study of supported organocatalysts. Journal of Catalysis. 291:63-68. abstract
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Ruberu T P A; Albright H R; Callis B; Ward B; Cisneros J; Fan H J; Vela J . 2012. Molecular Control of the Nanoscale: Effect of Phosphine-Chalcogenide Reactivity on CdS-CdSe Nanocrystal Composition and Morphology. ACS Nano. 6:5348-5359. abstract
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Carraher J M; Pestovsky O; Bakac A . 2012. Transition metal ion-assisted photochemical generation of alkyl halides and hydrocarbons from carboxylic acids. Dalton Transactions. 41:5974-5980. abstract
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Huang Y L; Deng W H; Guo E R; Chung P W; Chen S; Trewyn B G; Brown R C; Lin V S Y . 2012. Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticle-Stabilized and Manganese-Modified Rhodium Nanoparticles as Catalysts for Highly Selective Synthesis of Ethanol and Acetaldehyde from Syngas. Chemcatchem. 4:674-680. abstract
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Fernandez C; Pruski M; Chan J C C . 2012. Probing Quadrupolar Nuclei by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy: Recent Advances. Solid State NMR. 306:119-188. abstract
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Bataineh H; Pestovsky O; Bakac A . 2012. pH-induced mechanistic changeover from hydroxyl radicals to iron(IV) in the Fenton reaction. Chemical Science. 3:1594-1599. abstract
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