Electron Transfer-Oxygen Transfer Reactions and Beyond With Polyoxometalates

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Abstract

The unique ability of H5PV2Mo10O40 to catalyze electron transfer-oxygen transfer oxidations via activation of sulfides, and carbon-hydrogen, carbon-carbon, and carbon metal bonds, is discussed in the context of sustainable transformations of arenes, the deconstruction of carbohydrates to synthesis gas as a liquid fuel precursor and the prospects for hydroxylation of alkanes. Emphasis is placed on the mechanistic aspects of these reactions including isolation and or observation of intermediates, and the importance of solvents on the oxidation potential of H5PV2Mo10O40. Descriptions possible structures of reactive intermediates as deduced from EPR spectroscopy and DFT calculations are also included.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAdvances in Inorganic Chemistry
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2017

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Keywords

  • Catalysis
  • Oxidation
  • Oxygen transfer
  • Polyoxometalate
  • Vanadium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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