Gaseous Vanadium, Vanadium-Oxide and -Hydroxide Clusters: From Clusters to Model Catalysts
212 pages, year of publication: 2008
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The present work explores the reactivities of gaseous vanadium, vanadium-oxide, and oxovanadium-hydroxide clusters toward methanol and small hydrocarbons. Various means of mass-spectrometric techniques, isotopic labeling studies, infrared photodissociation spectroscopy, and complementary DFT-calculations are employed for this purpose. Additionally, the hydrogen-atom abstraction process from methane by polynuclear metal oxides is discussed.
This work contributes to a better understanding of the metal-oxide cluster's catalytic activity on a molecular scale.