Dataset for C-O bond activation using ultra-low loading noble metal catalysts on moderately reducible oxides

Published: 3 Feb 2020 | Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/pgmcmfb243.1

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Selective C-O activation of complex multifunctional molecules is an essential step for many important chemical processes. Although reducible metal oxides are active and selective towards reductive C-O bond scission via the reverse Mars-van Krevelen mechanism, the most active oxides undergo bulk reduction during reaction. Here, we report a strategy for C-O bonds activation by surface doping moderately reducible oxides with ultra-low loading of noble metals. We demonstrate the principle using highly dispersed Pt anchored onto TiO2 for furfuryl alcohol conversion to methyl furan. A combination of density functional theory calculations, catalyst characterization (STEM, EPR, FTIR and XAS), kinetic experiments, and microkinetic modelling expose significant C-O activation rate enhancement, without either bulk catalyst reduction or unselective ring hydrogenation. A methodology is introduced to quantify various types of sites, revealing that the cationic redox Pt on TiO2 surface is more active than metallic sites for C-O bond activation.

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    Published: 2020-02-03

    DOI: 10.17632/pgmcmfb243.1

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    Fu, Jiayi; Lym, Jonathan; Zheng, Weiqing; Alexopoulos, Konstantinos; Mironenko, Alexander; Li, Na; Boscoboinik, Jorge Anibal; Su, Dong; Webber, Ralph; Vlachos, Dionisios (2020), “Dataset for C-O bond activation using ultra-low loading noble metal catalysts on moderately reducible oxides”, Mendeley Data, v1


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