Spectroscopic and Computational Insights on Catalytic Synergy in Bimetallic Aluminophosphate Catalysts

Matthew E. Potter, A. James Paterson, Bhoopesh Mishra, Shelly D. Kelly, Simon R. Bare, Furio Corà, Alan B. Levy, Robert Raja

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A combined electronic structure computational and X-ray absorption spectroscopy study was used to investigate the nature of the active sites responsible for catalytic synergy in Co-Ti bimetallic nanoporous frameworks. Probing the nature of the molecular species at the atomic level has led to the identification of a unique Co-O-Ti bond, which serves as the loci for the superior performance of the bimetallic catalyst, when compared with its analogous monometallic counterpart. The structural and spectroscopic features associated with this active site have been characterized and contrasted, with a view to affording structure-property relationships, in the wider context of designing sustainable catalytic oxidations with porous solids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8534-8540
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number26
Early online date29 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2015

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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