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Current Catalysis


ISSN (Print): 2211-5447
ISSN (Online): 2211-5455

Solid Acid-Base Bifunctional Catalysts in Organic Transformations

Author(s): Hu Li, Hongguo Wu, Qiuyun Zhang, Jian Liu, Xiaofang Liu, Yancai Liu and Song Yang

Volume 2, Issue 3, 2013

Page: [173 - 212] Pages: 40

DOI: 10.2174/22115447113029990014

Price: $65


The tendency in recent decades is to develop environmentally friendly heterogeneous catalytic systems for organic transformations. In particular, chemical reactions cooperatively promoted by solid acid-base bifunctional catalysts with good dispersion of active sites and high catalytic performances have aroused much attention. In this review, recent advances in preparation and application of solid acid-base bifunctional catalysts for organic transformations are described, and special emphasis is paid to understand the catalytic mechanisms of the acid-base bifunctionality. Furthermore, strategies for well positioning acidic sites and basic sites to cohabitation and cooperation are briefly discussed.

Keywords: Organic transformation, heterogeneous catalysis, acid-base bifunctional catalyst, cooperative reaction, cascade reaction.

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