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

2010
Slowing I I; Vivero-Escoto J L; Trewyn B G; Lin V S Y . 2010. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles: structural design and applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 20:7924-7937. abstract
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Ho H A; Dunne J F; Ellern A; Sadow A D . 2010. Reactions of Tris(oxazolinyl)phenylborato Rhodium(I) with C-X (X = Cl, Br, OTf) Bonds: Stereoselective Intermolecular Oxidative Addition. Organometallics. 29:4105-4114. abstract
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Kim T W; Chung P W; Lin V S Y . 2010. Facile Synthesis of Monodisperse Spherical MCM-48 Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles with Controlled Particle Size. Chemistry of Materials. 22:5093-5104. abstract
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Mao K; Kobayashi T; Wiench J W; Chen H T; Tsai C H; Lin V S Y; Pruski M . 2010. Conformations of Silica-Bound (Pentafluorophenyl)propyl Groups Determined by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy and Theoretical Calculations. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 132:12452-12457. abstract
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Hsin T M; Chen S; Guo E; Tsai C H; Pruski M; Lin V S Y . 2010. Calcium Containing Silicate Mixed Oxide-Based Heterogeneous Catalysts for Biodiesel Production. Topics in Catalysis. 53:746-754. abstract
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Jee J E; Pestovsky O; Hidayat I; Szajna-Fuller E; Bakac A . 2010. Mechanism of oxidation of alkyl and superoxo complexes of chromium(III) by aquamanganese(III) ions. Journal of Coordination Chemistry. 63:2578-2585. abstract
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Mukherjee D; Ellern A; Sadow A D . 2010. Conversion of a Zinc Disilazide to a Zinc Hydride Mediated by LiCl. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 132:7582. abstract
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Szajna-Fuller E; Bakac A . 2010. Catalytic Generation of Hydrogen with Titanium Citrate and a Macrocyclic Cobalt Complex. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. :2488-2494. abstract
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Zhou Y B; Angelici R J; Woo L K . 2010. Bulk Gold-Catalyzed Reactions of Diazoalkanes with Amines and O-2 to Give Enamines. Catalysis Letters. 137:8-15. abstract
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Liu D J; Chen H T; Lin V S Y; Evans J W . 2010. Polymer length distributions for catalytic polymerization within mesoporous materials: Non-Markovian behavior associated with partial extrusion. Journal of Chemical Physics. 132:154102. abstract
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