Organometallic chemistry at the interface with materials science

Jeffrey Schwartz, Steven L. Bernasek

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Metal alkoxides are precursors of interfacial species which can be used to enhance interactions between dissimilar components of a composite. Metal alkoxides can react with surface hydroxyl groups of metal oxides or oxidized metals to give covalently bound surface alkoxide species through protolytic loss of one or several alkoxide groups. Because of the reactivity of any remaining alkoxide ligands in the coordination sphere of these surface complexes, a variety of composites can be prepared by ligand exchange.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-13
Number of pages11
JournalCatalysis Today
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 15 2001
EventNano-Structured Materials and Their Catalytic Funtions - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: Dec 4 1999Dec 7 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


  • Metal alkoxides
  • Metathesis
  • Organometallic chemical vapor deposition
  • Quartz crystal microbalance
  • Surface organometallic chemistry


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