Bridging the Materials Gap in Catalysis: Entrapment of Molecular Catalysts in Functional Supports and Beyond


  • Financial support by the Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis” (sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and administered by the Technische Universität Berlin) is gratefully acknowledged.


Rising sun of the materials world: Tremendous efforts are being made to combine the potential of molecular catalysts with that of functional supports. An approach towards unifying homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis is the entrapment of organometallic catalysts in a metal matrix, which leads to well-defined composites that are suitable as heterogeneous catalysts for hydrogenation of styrene and diphenylacetylene.

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