OD43 Targeted Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Activity of Nanostructured Heterogeneous Catalysts Containing Isolated Zirconium Sites

Wednesday, June 8, 2011: 2:30 PM
Ambassador Ballroom 1 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Michael E. Peretich, Katherine P. Sharp and Craig E. Barnes, Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
The targeted synthesis and characterization of a single type of isolated zirconium centers in high surface area silicate building block matrices is described.  Catalysis results for these nanostructured, single-site, heterogeneous catalysts in selective oxidation reactions such as epoxidation of olefins and oxidation of 2,6-di-tert-butylphenol is also described.

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