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Heterogenized Water Oxidation Catalysts Prepared by Immobilizing Kläui-Type Organometallic Precursors

Pastori, G; Wahab, K; Bucci, A; Bellachioma, G; Zuccaccia, C; Llorca, J; Idriss, H; (2016) Heterogenized Water Oxidation Catalysts Prepared by Immobilizing Kläui-Type Organometallic Precursors. Chemistry - A European Journal , 22 (38) pp. 13459-13463. 10.1002/chem.201602008. Green open access

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Abstract

An efficient heterogenized water oxidation catalyst (2_TiO2) has been synthesized by immobilizing the Kläui-type organometallic precursor [Cp*Ir{P(O)(OH)2}3]Na (2, Cp*=1,2,3,4,5-pentamethylcyclopentadienyl ligand) onto rutile TiO2. Iridium is homogeneously distributed at the molecular and atomic/small cluster level in 2_TiO2 and 2′_TiO2 (solid catalyst recovered after the first catalytic run), respectively, as indicated by STEM-HAADF (scanning transmission electron microscopy - high angle annular dark field) studies. 2′_TiO2 exhibits TOF values up to 23.7 min−1 in the oxidation of water to O2 driven by NaIO4 at nearly neutral pH, and a TON only limited by the amount of NaIO4 used, as indicated by multiple run experiments. Furthermore, while roughly 40 % leaching is observed during the first catalytic run, 2′_TiO2 does not undergo any further leaching even when in contact with strongly basic solutions and completely maintains its activity for thousands of cycles. NMR studies, in combination with ICP-OES (inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry), indicate that the activation of 2_TiO2 occurs through the initial oxidative dissociation of PO43−, ultimately leading to active centers in which a 1:1 P/Ir ratio is present (derived from the removal of two PO43− units) likely missing the Cp* ligand.

Type: Article
Title: Heterogenized Water Oxidation Catalysts Prepared by Immobilizing Kläui-Type Organometallic Precursors
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201602008
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.201602008
Language: English
Additional information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Pastori, G; Wahab, K; Bucci, A; Bellachioma, G; Zuccaccia, C; Llorca, J; Idriss, H; (2016) Heterogenized Water Oxidation Catalysts Prepared by Immobilizing Kläui-Type Organometallic Precursors. Chemistry - A European Journal , 22 (38) pp. 13459-13463, which has been published in final form at 10.1002/chem.201602008. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Chemistry
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1507781
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