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Erratum published on 9 April 2018, see Molecules 2018, 23(4), 853.

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Molecules 2018, 23(2), 263; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23020263

Metal-Incorporated Mesoporous Silicates: Tunable Catalytic Properties and Applications

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Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66047, USA
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Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
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Received: 1 December 2017 / Revised: 22 January 2018 / Accepted: 24 January 2018 / Published: 29 January 2018
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Abstract

A relatively new class of three-dimensional ordered mesoporous silicates, KIT-6, incorporated with Earth-abundant metals such as Zr, Nb, and W (termed as M-KIT-6), show remarkable tunability of acidity and metal dispersion depending on the metal content, type, and synthetic method. The metal-incorporation is carried out using one-pot synthesis procedures that are amenable to easy scale-up. By such tuning, M-KIT-6 catalysts are shown to provide remarkable activity and selectivity in industrially-significant reactions, such as alcohol dehydration, ethylene epoxidation, and metathesis of 2-butene and ethylene. We review how the catalytic properties of M-KIT-6 materials may be tailored depending on the application to optimize performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: Zirconium; tungsten; niobium; Lewis acid; mesoporous silica; dehydration; epoxidation; metathesis Zirconium; tungsten; niobium; Lewis acid; mesoporous silica; dehydration; epoxidation; metathesis
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Ramanathan, A.; Subramaniam, B. Metal-Incorporated Mesoporous Silicates: Tunable Catalytic Properties and Applications. Molecules 2018, 23, 263.

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