Mn Quinonoid Core-Rh Quinonoid Shell Organometallic Nanospheres as Atom Economical Semiheterogeneous Catalysts in Carbene Transfer Reactions


  • This work was supported by the Hydrogen Energy R&D Center, a 21st Century Frontier R&D Program funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Korea. K.H.P. is grateful for a grant from the Korea Research Foundation (MOEHRD) (KRF-2005-005J11901). Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.


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Mn quinonoid core/Rh quinonoid shell structures are prepared in a step-by-step manner and characterized by a variety of instrumental analysis techniques. The core/shell nanospheres show better catalytic activities in carbene transfer reaction of EDA than Rh quinonoid nanospheres, because more catalysts can be prepared using the same amount of rhodium metal.