8. Nanocatalysts for Rearrangement Reactions

  1. Vivek Polshettiwar4 and
  2. Tewodros Asefa5
  1. Joaquín García-Álvarez1,
  2. Sergio E. García-Garrido2 and
  3. Victorio Cadierno3

Published Online: 13 SEP 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118609811.ch8

Nanocatalysis Synthesis and Applications

Nanocatalysis Synthesis and Applications

How to Cite

García-Álvarez, J., García-Garrido, S. E. and Cadierno, V. (2013) Nanocatalysts for Rearrangement Reactions, in Nanocatalysis Synthesis and Applications (eds V. Polshettiwar and T. Asefa), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118609811.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Nanocatalysis Laboratory Department of Chemical Sciences Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Colaba, Mumbai, India

  2. 5

    Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering The Rutgers Catalysis Research Center (RCRC) Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Piscataway, NJ, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departamento de Química Orgánica e Inorgánica, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain

  2. 2

    Departamento de Química Orgánica e Inorgánica, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain

  3. 3

    Departamento de Química Orgánica e Inorgánica, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 SEP 2013
  2. Published Print: 30 AUG 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118148860

Online ISBN: 9781118609811

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Keywords:

  • catalytic activity;
  • density functional theory (<huc>DFT</huc>);
  • nanocatalysts;
  • rearrangement reactions

Summary

This chapter is intended to cover the progress made in the use of this new generation of catalysts to promote atom-economical rearrangement reactions of organic molecules. Two main families of nanocatalysts have been employed to promote rearrangement reactions: (i) those based on metal(0) nanoparticles and (ii) those based on nano-sized metal oxides. Density functional theory (DFT) was applied to investigate the cis-to-transhydroisomerization of but-2-ene by Pd<sub>9</sub> metal clusters. DFT calculations were applied to investigate the structure, reactivity, and catalytic activity in n-alkane hydroisomerization of model Pt<sub>6</sub> particles encapsulated in different zeolites.