Stabilization of Ni(I)(1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane)+ in a Sol-Gel Matrix: It's Plausible Use in Catalytic Processes

Dror Shamir, Yaniv Wolfer, Alexander I. Shames, Yael Albo, Ariela Burg

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Abstract

Monovalent nickel is used as a catalyst in a diversity of important chemical systems due to its properties as a strong reducing agent. However, monovalent nickel is unstable in homogeneous systems; its lifetime is very short, and therefore, its efficiency as a catalyst is quite limited. In this article, we demonstrate the catalytic capabilities of Ni(I)(1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane)+ as a reducing and catalytic agent by its entrapment in the silica sol gel matrix. The EPR results indicate that the sol-gel matrix plays two roles: it inhibits the common mechanism of Ni(I)L+ decomposition in aqueous solutions, and it also facilitates its functionality as a heterogeneous catalyst, by stabilizing it for at least several hours. The activity of Ni(I)L+ which is entrapped within the matrix, was studied by reducing 2,2-Bis(bromomethyl)-1,3-Propanediol and I3. The results indicate that Ni(I)L+/Ni(III)L−H2+ acts as a good reducing agent. These results have important implications for a variety of essential catalytic reactions by shedding light on a new feature of sol-gel matrices and their use as active species stabilizers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-562
Number of pages6
JournalIsrael Journal of Chemistry
Volume60
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2020

Keywords

  • Catalysis
  • EPR
  • Monovalent Nickel
  • Sol gel process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry

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