Molecular Engineering

, Volume 3, Issue 1–3, pp 193–203 | Cite as

Catalytic chemistry of solid polyoxometalates and their industrial applications

  • Makoto Misono


First, fundamental properties (structure, acid and redox properties) and advantages of solid polyoxometalate catalysts (catalyst design by acid and redox control, molecularity, unusual reaction field and unique basicity) are explained. Then, the mechanism of alcohol dehydration elucidated by direct observation of reaction intermediates by solid-state NMR and the very high activity of Cs2.5H0.5PW12O40 are described. Finally several industrial applications of polyoxometalate catalysts are briefly introduced placing stress on the role of unique chemical properties of polyoxometalates.

Key words

Polyoxometalate catalyst acid catalysis oxidation catalysis pseudoliquid phase bulk-type catalysis solid-state NMR hydration and dehydration alkylation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Makoto Misono
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  1. 1.Department of Synthetic Chemistry, Faculty of EngineeringThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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