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Molecules 2017, 22(12), 2127; doi:10.3390/molecules22122127

The Molecular Design of Active Sites in Nanoporous Materials for Sustainable Catalysis

Department of Chemistry, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
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Received: 2 November 2017 / Revised: 23 November 2017 / Accepted: 28 November 2017 / Published: 2 December 2017
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At the forefront of global development, the chemical industry is being confronted by a growing demand for products and services, but also the need to provide these in a manner that is sustainable in the long-term. In facing this challenge, the industry is being revolutionised by advances in catalysis that allow chemical transformations to be performed in a more efficient and economical manner. To this end, molecular design, facilitated by detailed theoretical and empirical studies, has played a pivotal role in creating highly-active and selective heterogeneous catalysts. In this review, the industrially-relevant Beckmann rearrangement is presented as an exemplar of how judicious characterisation and ab initio experiments can be used to understand and optimise nanoporous materials for sustainable catalysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: Beckmann rearrangement; characterisation; structure-property correlations; zeotypes; acid sites Beckmann rearrangement; characterisation; structure-property correlations; zeotypes; acid sites

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Chapman, S.; Potter, M.E.; Raja, R. The Molecular Design of Active Sites in Nanoporous Materials for Sustainable Catalysis. Molecules 2017, 22, 2127.

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