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Materials 2015, 8(4), 1545-1567; doi:10.3390/ma8041545

Heterogeneous Catalysis of Polyoxometalate Based Organic–Inorganic Hybrids

Department of Chemistry and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
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Received: 5 January 2015 / Revised: 8 March 2015 / Accepted: 25 March 2015 / Published: 31 March 2015
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Abstract

Organic–inorganic hybrid polyoxometalate (POM) compounds are a subset of materials with unique structures and physical/chemical properties. The combination of metal-organic coordination complexes with classical POMs not only provides a powerful way to gain multifarious new compounds but also affords a new method to modify and functionalize POMs. In parallel with the many reports on the synthesis and structure of new hybrid POM compounds, the application of these compounds for heterogeneous catalysis has also attracted considerable attention. The hybrid POM compounds show noteworthy catalytic performance in acid, oxidation, and even in asymmetric catalytic reactions. This review summarizes the design and synthesis of organic–inorganic hybrid POM compounds and particularly highlights their recent progress in heterogeneous catalysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: polyoxometalates; organic–inorganic hybrid; single crystal; heterogeneous; catalysis polyoxometalates; organic–inorganic hybrid; single crystal; heterogeneous; catalysis
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Ren, Y.; Wang, M.; Chen, X.; Yue, B.; He, H. Heterogeneous Catalysis of Polyoxometalate Based Organic–Inorganic Hybrids. Materials 2015, 8, 1545-1567.

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