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Cooperative catalysis by silica-supported organic functional groups

Margelefsky, Eric L. and Zeidan, Ryan K. and Davis, Mark E. (2008) Cooperative catalysis by silica-supported organic functional groups. Chemical Society Reviews, 37 (6). pp. 1118-1126. ISSN 0306-0012. doi:10.1039/b710334b.

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Hybrid inorganic–organic materials comprising organic functional groups tethered from silica surfaces are versatile, heterogeneous catalysts. Recent advances have led to the preparation of silica materials containing multiple, different functional groups that can show cooperative catalysis; that is, these functional groups can act together to provide catalytic activity and selectivity superior to what can be obtained from either monofunctional materials or homogeneous catalysts. This tutorial review discusses cooperative catalysis of silica-based catalytic materials, focusing on the cooperative action of acid–base, acid–thiol, amine–urea, and imidazole–alcohol–carboxylate groups. Particular attention is given to the effect of the spatial arrangement of these organic groups and recent developments in the spatial organization of multiple groups on the silica surface.

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Additional Information:This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2008. Received 13th February 2008. First published on the web 17th March 2008. The authors acknowledge financial support from a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (to ELM) and from the Department of Energy.
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