Catalysis Letters

, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp 323–328 | Cite as

Mössbauer and uv-visible spectroscopic study of the interaction of bis(toluene)iron(0) with surface hydroxyl groups of silica

  • Seong I. Woo
  • Geoffery A. Ozin
  • Helmut X. Huber


Mössbauer and in-situ uv-visible spectroscopy to probe the interaction of toluene solutions of solvated iron atoms with silica gel having different concentrations of surface hydroxyl groups. Surface hydroxyl groups on sihca are found to facilitate the decomposition of bis(toluene)iron(0) well below its “normal” solution phase decomposition temperature of −30 °C. The silica supported iron clusters formed in this way are found to be finely divided crystallites of α-Fe2O3 with diameters less than 50 Å.


Iron Spectroscopy Physical Chemistry Hydroxyl Toluene 
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© J.C. Baltzer A.G. Scientific Publishing Company 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seong I. Woo
    • 1
  • Geoffery A. Ozin
    • 1
  • Helmut X. Huber
    • 1
  1. 1.Lash Miller Chemical LaboratoryUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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