On silsesquioxanes' accuracy as molecular models for silica-grafted complexes in heterogeneous catalysis

Elsje Alessandra Quadrelli*, Jean-Marie Maurice Basset

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Abstract

The achievement of a structure-activity relationship for heterogeneous catalysts is a desirable step for improving existing catalysts or for predicting new catalytic reactions. This article reviews the use of silsesquioxanes (POSS) organometallic complexes as molecular models for silica-grafted catalytic centers. It will show that POSS complexes, within some limits, have substantially contributed to gaining better molecular-level understanding of surface reactions and catalysts activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)707-728
Number of pages22
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Volume254
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

Keywords

  • Heterogeneous catalysts
  • Molecular models
  • Silica
  • Silsesquioxane
  • Surface organometallic chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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