Ligand metathesis in surface-bound alkoxyzirconium complexes

Susan K. Vanderkam, Gang Lu, Steven L. Bernasek, Jeffrey Schwartz

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Aluminum surface-bound alloxyzirconium complexes undergo smooth ligand metathesis reactions with a variety of phenols to give the corresponding surface-bound phenoxyzirconium complex species. This process enables rapid preparation of members of a family of surface-bound complexes which are synthesized in situ from an easy-to-prepare common precursor. Ligand metathesis can be monitored by infrared spectroscopy under ambient conditions or by a combination of infrared and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic techniques in ultrahigh vacuum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11639-11642
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number48
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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