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

2011
Alemseghed M G; Ruberu T P A; Vela J . 2011. Controlled Fabrication of Colloidal Semiconductor-Metal Hybrid Heterostructures: Site Selective Metal Photo Deposition. Chemistry of Materials. 23:3571-3579. abstract
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Nedd S; Kobayashi T; Tsai C H; Slowing I I; Pruski M; Gordon M S . 2011. Using a Reactive Force Field To Correlate Mobilities Obtained from Solid-State (13)C NMR on Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticle Systems. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 115:16333-16339. abstract
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Klobukowski E R; Mueller M L; Angelici R J; Woo L K . 2011. Conversions of Cyclic Amines to Nylon Precursor Lactams Using Bulk Gold and Fumed Silica Catalysts. ACS Catalysis. 1:703-708. abstract
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Mukherjee D; Thompson R R; Ellern A; Sadow A D . 2011. Coordinatively Saturated Tris(oxazolinyl)borato Zinc Hydride-Catalyzed Cross Dehydrocoupling of Silanes and Alcohols. ACS Catalysis. 1:698-702. abstract
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Ruberu T Purnima A; Vela J . 2011. Expanding the One-Dimensional CdS-CdSe Composition Landscape: Axially Anisotropic CdS(1-x)Se(x) Nanorods. ACS Nano. 5:5775-5784. abstract
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Liu D J; Wang J; Ackerman D M; Slowing I I; Pruski M; Chen H T; Lin V S Y; Evans J W . 2011. Interplay between Anomalous Transport and Catalytic Reaction Kinetics in Single-File Nanoporous Systems. ACS Catalysis. 1:751-763. abstract
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Pruski M; Woo L K; Lin W B . 2011. Preface to Memorial Issue in Honor of Professor Victor S.-Y. Lin. ACS Catalysis. 1:734-735. abstract
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Tsai C H; Chen H T; Althaus S M; Mao K M; Kobayashi T; Pruski M; Lin V S Y . 2011. Rational Catalyst Design: A Multifunctional Mesoporous Silica Catalyst for Shifting the Reaction Equilibrium by Removal of Byproduct. ACS Catalysis. 1:729-732. abstract
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Ho H A; Gray T S; Baird B; Ellern A; Sadow A D . 2011. Allylic C-H bond activation and functionalization mediated by tris(oxazolinyl)borato rhodium(I) and iridium(I) compounds. Dalton Transactions. 40:6500-6514. abstract
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Kobayashi T; Mao K; Wang S G; Lin V S Y; Pruski M . 2011. Molecular ordering of mixed surfactants in mesoporous silicas: A solid-state NMR study. Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. 39:65-71. abstract
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