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Kinetic analysis of organometallic catalyst precursors in solution and on surfaces

Author:
Hwang, T'ae-ho
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Chemical Engineering
Degree Supervisor:
Susannah L. Scott
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2014
Issued Date:
2014
Topics:
Engineering, Chemical
Keywords:
Kinetics
(CH3)2Au(acac).
Reaction engineering
MTO
Catalyst
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
Ph.D.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2014
Description:

The rational design of catalytically active materials requires detailed knowledge of the synthesis parameters that affect the nature and distribution of active sites. The goal of my research is to understand and quantify the reactions leading to the formation of active sites in order to control their subsequent reactivity. This study requires both detailed fundamental knowledge of the synthesis parameters that affect the nature of the reaction and experimental engineering skills including several chemical characterization and analysis. In my graduate work, I studied 1) the transformation of organogold precursor to gold nanoparticles, and 2) the reaction of homogeneous rhenium catalyst for olefin epoxidation. These catalysts have in common well-defined, molecular precursors and the use of kinetics to evaluate the formation of the active sites.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (184 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f32b8w4f
ISBN:
9781303872631
Catalog System Number:
990044635570203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Taeho Hwang
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