Docking of Tetra-methyl Zirconium to the Surface of Silica: A Well-Defined Pre-catalyst for Conversion of CO2 to Cyclic Carbonates
Gates, Bruce C
KAUST DepartmentChemical Science Program
Imaging and Characterization Core Lab
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
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AbstractThe metal complex (Zr(CH3)4(THF)2) has been fully synthesized, characterized and grafted onto partially dehydroxylated silica to give two surface species -$. / /' $ %3)3(THF)2] (minor) and -$. / /'2Zr(CH3)2(THF)2] $ (major) which have been characterized by SS NMR, IR, elemental analysis. These supported pre-catalysts exhibit the best conversion of CO2 to cyclic carbonates, as compared to the previously reported SOMC catalysts.
CitationAlmaksoud, W., Saidi, A., samantaray, manoja, Abou-Hamad, E., Poater, A., Ould-Chikh, S., … Basset, J.-M. (2020). Docking of Tetra-methyl Zirconium to the Surface of Silica: A Well-Defined Pre-catalyst for Conversion of CO2 to Cyclic Carbonates. Chemical Communications. doi:10.1039/c9cc07383c
SponsorsWe thank King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for generous financial support. A.P. is a Serra H˙nter Fellow and ICREA Academia 2019 Prize and thanks the Ministerio de Ciencia e InnovaciÛn (MICINN) of Spain for the project PGC2018-097722-B-I00.
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry (RSC)