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Catalytically active centres in porous oxides: design and performance of highly selective new catalysts

Thomas, J.M. and Raja, R. (2001) Catalytically active centres in porous oxides: design and performance of highly selective new catalysts Chemical Communications, (8), pp. 675-687. (doi:10.1039/b100369k).

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Active centres have been designed on high-area, molecular sieve catalysts which, inter alia, can convert n-alkanes to n-alkanols and n-alkanoic acids, cyclohexane to cyclohexanol, cyclohexanone and adipic acid, and n-hexane to adipic acid all using either oxygen or air as oxidants. A number of one-step processes and solvent-free chemical conversions, of paramount importance in the development of clean technology, are also described with catalysts designed (i) to oxidise p-xylene to terephthalic acid aerobically, (ii) to effect Baeyer–Villiger reactions with oxygen, and (iii) for the conversion of cyclohexanone to ?-caprolactam under mild conditions. The inner surfaces of mesoporous silicas may also be atomically engineered so as to yield high-performance epoxidation of alkenes at TiIV-centred active sites, as well as enantioselective hydrogenations of organic species using constrained chiral catalysts.

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Published date: 2001
Keywords: molecular-sieve catalysts, adipic, heterogeneous catalysts, hydrocarbon oxidation, complex, tantalum hydride, x-ray-absorption, mesoporous silica, aerial oxidation, acid, epoxidation catalysts, solid acid catalyst


Local EPrints ID: 54152
ISSN: 1359-7345
PURE UUID: d9772deb-2ce8-4da7-8ee9-db4816b6f398
ORCID for R. Raja: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 31 Jul 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:36

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