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Current Organic Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1385-2728
ISSN (Online): 1875-5348

Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas as Catalysts for Organic Reactions

Author(s): Dolores Esquivel, Els De Canck, Cesar Jimenez-Sanchidrian, Pascal Van Der Voort and Francisco J. Romero-Salguero

Volume 18, Issue 10, 2014

Page: [1280 - 1295] Pages: 16

DOI: 10.2174/1385272819666140424204323

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Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas (PMOs) emerged on the scene of Materials Chemistry in 1999. Since then, the literature concerning their synthesis, characterization and applications has rapidly grown. From the very beginning, one of their main applications has been for heterogeneous catalysis. In order to impart them a catalytic behaviour, they have been functionalized to create catalytic sites on their pore walls, sometimes following well-established strategies reminiscent from mesoporous silicas but other times carrying out new methods based on the existence of organic bridges in their framework. Herein, we will give an overview on their use as catalysts, but being focused on the properties that distinguish them from mesoporous silicas and on those processes where their application involves a real advantage over other materials.

Keywords: Acid-base catalysis, Heterogeneous catalysis, Mesoporous materials, Organometallic catalysts, Organosilicas, Supports.

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