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A surface and catalytic study of heterogenised Os-3(CO)(12) species in MCM-41 structures

Caps, V., Paraskevas, I. and Tsang, S.C. (2003) A surface and catalytic study of heterogenised Os-3(CO)(12) species in MCM-41 structures. Applied Catalysis a-General, 252 (1). pp. 37-49. ISSN 0926-860X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/s0926-860x(03)00372-7

Abstract/Summary

Immobilised Os species prepared via chemical vapour deposition (CVD) of Os-3(CO)(12) onto MCM-41 are active and selective catalysts for the dihydroxylation of trans-stilbene in acetone and water, using N-methylmorpholine N-oxide as the oxidant. A detailed temperature programmed decomposition study of the solids enables to identify the active sites as Os-x(CO)(y) surface species. The initial loading of the MCM-41 with the trinuclear precursor, as well as the temperature of the post-synthesis oxidising treatment, are found to have a significant impact on the structure/geometry of the resulting surface species, and thus their catalytic properties. We show how it is also affected by the confined environment of the MCM-41 mesopores and especially the curvature of the 30 Angstrom diameter channels. Finally, a careful study of the catalytic properties of the materials together with a study of the reactivity of the reaction products under similar conditions enable to suggest a mechanism involving the reaction of the oxidant with the osmium carbonyl surface species to form the catalytically active Os-oxo sites, and the formation of an osmoate-type species (through adsorption of the alkene onto the Os-oxo site) which subsequently reacts with the solvent to produce the diol. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:11075
Uncontrolled Keywords:heterogenisation, MCM-41, OS3(CO)(12), CVD, catalytic dihydroxylation, liquid phase, TPDe, SUPPORTED OSMIUM CATALYST, ASYMMETRIC DIHYDROXYLATION, OXIDATION, CATALYST, MOLECULAR APPROACH, MESOPOROUS MCM-41, HYDROGEN-PEROXIDE, OLEFINS, OXIDE, HYDROXYLATION, TETROXIDE

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