Development of solid acid catalysis in mesospace confined by transition metal oxide thin layers

Presto Researcher

Junko Nomura

Tokyo Institute of Technology Chemical Resources Laboratory
Associate Professor

Research Outline

Mesospace with uniform size and ordered structure is confined by transition metal oxide thin layers. The selection of the type of thin layer material enables the control of hydrophobicity or hydrophilicity of the space and evolution of unique solid catalysis. The control of space atmosphere encourages selective inclusion of reactants and exclusion of products. The extremely thin-layered form of transition metal oxides generates catalysis different from that of bulk surfaces. Furthermore, hetero-atoms are highly dispersed in the layer, and their unique catalysis is also expected and characterized.

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