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Complex organic molecules are of great importance to research and industrial chemistry and typically synthesized from smaller building blocks by multistep reactions. The ability to perform multiple (distinct) transformations in a single reactor would greatly reduce the number of manipulations required for chemical manufacturing, and hence the development of multifunctional catalysts for such one-pot reactions is highly desirable. Here we report the synthesis of a hierarchically porous framework, in which the macropores are selectively functionalized with a sulfated zirconia solid acid coating, while the mesopores are selectively functionalized with MgO solid base nanoparticles. Active site compartmentalization and substrate channelling protects base-catalysed triacylglyceride transesterification from poisoning by free fatty acid impurities (even at 50 mol%), and promotes the efficient two-step cascade deacetalization-Knoevenagel condensation of dimethyl acetals to cyanoates. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2020|
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Shale Rock Characterization using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Johns, M., May, E. & Seltzer, S.
Australian Research Council, Chevron Australia Pty Ltd
17/09/18 → 16/09/22
The Australian Centre for LNG Futures
May, E., Johns, M., Pareek, V., Tade, M., Aman, Z., Li, G., Shang, J. & Rufford, T.
1/01/15 → 15/04/21
- 51 Citations
- 1 Comment/debate
Publisher Correction: A spatially orthogonal hierarchically porous acid–base catalyst for cascade and antagonistic reactions (Nature Catalysis, (2020), 3, 11, (921-931), 10.1038/s41929-020-00526-5)Isaacs, M. A., Parlett, C. M. A., Robinson, N., Durndell, L. J., Manayil, J. C., Beaumont, S. K., Jiang, S., Hondow, N. S., Lamb, A. C., Jampaiah, D., Johns, M. L., Wilson, K. & Lee, A. F., Nov 2020, In: Nature Catalysis. 3, 11, 1 p.
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