Progress in four interrelated catalysis research efforts in our laboratory are summarized: (1) catalytic photochemical functionalization of unactivated C-H bonds by polyoxometalates (POMs); (2) self-repairing catalysts; (3) catalysts for air-based oxidations under ambient conditions; and (4) terminal oxo complexes of the late-transition metal elements and their oxidation chemistry.
- Air-based oxidations
- Alkane functionalization
- Late-transition metal-oxo complexes
- Self-repairing catalysts