369556 Structure-Reaction Property Relationships for Lewis Acid Molecular Sieves

Monday, November 17, 2014: 1:55 PM
International 3 (Marriott Marquis Atlanta)
Mark E. Davis, Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Lewis acidic tetravalent heteroatoms (Sn4+, Ti4+, Zr4+) isolated within silica-based molecular sieves catalyze sugar isomerization and epimerization reactions as well as Diels Alder reactions of ethylene with substituted furans. Here, I will discuss the atomic arrangements and local environments of the Lewis acid centers and their reaction properties.

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