Synthesis and characterization of metal-benzene-tricarboxylate oxidation catalysts

C. Sposato, E. Janiszewska, A. Macario, S. Kowalak, G. Braccio, G. Giordano

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The MOFs materials containing copper, zinc or both metals together combined with benzenetricarboxilate linkers have been prepared in solvothermal process and characterized. The products were tested as catalysts for low temperature oxidation of cyclohexene. They showed considerable activity and selectivity which depended markedly on kind of metal contributing in the structure. The samples containing copper and zinc together are more active than that with the only copper, whereas the latter one shows higher selectivity to cyclohexenone. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1275 - 1278
Number of pages4
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Issue numberB
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Sposato, C., Janiszewska, E., Macario, A., Kowalak, S., Braccio, G., & Giordano, G. (2008). Synthesis and characterization of metal-benzene-tricarboxylate oxidation catalysts. Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, 174(B), 1275 - 1278.