Preparation, characterizaton, and catalytic aerobic oxidation by a vanadium phosphonate mesoporous material constructed from a dendritic tetraphosphonate

Maxym Vasylyev, Ronny Neumann

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The synthesis of a new vanadium phosphonate material (TPPhA-V), prepared by the non-hydrolytic condensation of a vanadium(V) alkoxide with an arylphosphonic acid, is presented. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) of TPPhA-V showed the specimen to be granular with small highly contrasting dots situated within the a more poorly contrasting substance, while the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) examination revealed formation of spongelike amorphous material as the only type of the specimen morphology. Room-temperature electron spin resonance measurement of the TPPhA-V isotropic broad singlet resonance line indicated strong interaction between neighboring vanadium (IV) atoms. The test of the catalytic properties of TPPhA-V showed that the oxidation generally proceeded smoothly with the formation of corresponding benzylic aldehydes at high conversion and selectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2781-2783
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jun 13 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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