Title: Application of Combinatorial Chemistry and High-Speed Experimentation Concepts to the Study of Titanium-Silsesquioxane Catalysts
Authors: Pescarmona, Paolo
van der Waal, J.C.
Maschmeyer, T. #
Issue Date: 2002
Conference: EuroCombiCat edition:1 location:Ischia, Italy date:June 2002
Abstract: Combinatorial Chemistry and High-Speed Experimentation techniques find a growing number of applications in catalysis. Here, these techniques have been applied to the optimisation of the different steps in the preparation of active titanium silsesquioxane catalysts for the epoxidation of alkenes. First, the synthesis of the silsesquioxane precursors was optimised. The best precursor was obtained by the hydrolytic condensation of cyclopentyltrichlorosilane in acetonitrile. This lead was characterised by 29SiNMR Spectroscopy and by Mass Spectrometry. Next, the effect of the nature of the titanium centres bound to the silsesquioxane structures on the catalytic activity was explored. The coordination of diols to the titanium centres resulted in an improvement of the activity when using H2O2 as the oxidant.
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IMa
Appears in Collections:Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
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