Thermal Reactions of YAlO3+. with Methane: Increasing the Reactivity of Y2O3+. and the Selectivity of Al2O3+. by Doping

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  • Jia-Bi Ma,

    1. Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)
    2. State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100190, Beijing (P.R. China)
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  • Dr. Zhe-Chen Wang,

    1. Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)
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  • Dr. Maria Schlangen,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)
    • Maria Schlangen, Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)

      Sheng-Gui He, State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100190, Beijing (P.R. China)

      Helmut Schwarz, Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)

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  • Prof. Dr. Sheng-Gui He,

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100190, Beijing (P.R. China)
    • Maria Schlangen, Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)

      Sheng-Gui He, State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100190, Beijing (P.R. China)

      Helmut Schwarz, Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)

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  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Schwarz

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    1. Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)
    2. Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589 (Saudi Arabia)
    • Maria Schlangen, Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)

      Sheng-Gui He, State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100190, Beijing (P.R. China)

      Helmut Schwarz, Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin (Germany)

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  • This work was supported by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), and the Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis” (coordinated by the Technische Universität Berlin and funded by the DFG). For computational resources, the Institut für Mathematik at the Technische Universität Berlin is acknowledged. We thank Dr. Xunlei Ding and Nicolas Dietl for helpful suggestions and discussions.

Abstract

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HAT in hand: The heteronuclear oxide cluster YAlO3+. exhibits higher reactivity and selectivity than Y2O3+. and Al2O3+., respectively, in the reaction with methane by hydrogen-atom transfer (HAT) at room temperature (see scheme).

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