Topics in Catalysis

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 79–88

Fundamental Principles of Selective Heterogeneous Oxidation Catalysis

  • Robert Karl Grasselli

DOI: 10.1023/A:1020556131984

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Grasselli, R.K. Topics in Catalysis (2002) 21: 79. doi:10.1023/A:1020556131984


Seven principles (“seven pillars”) underpinning selective heterogeneous oxidation catalysis, comprising lattice oxygen, metal-oxygen bond strength, host structure, redox, multifunctionality of active sites, site isolation, and phase cooperation are described. Their intended utilization towards a deeper understanding of metal oxide catalyst behavior and application towards catalyst design are indicated.

lattice oxygenmetal-oxygen bondhost structureredoxmultifunctionalitysite isolationphase cooperationoxidationammoxidationacroleinacrylonitrilemolybdatesantimonates

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Karl Grasselli
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  1. 1.Departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA. Institute of Physical ChemistryUniversity of MunichMunichGermany