Werner Oberhauser

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Ni-Zn and Ni-Zn-P alloys supported on Vulcan XC-72 are effective materials for the spontaneous deposition of palladium through redox transmetalation with Pd(IV) salts. The materials obtained, Pd-(Ni-Zn)/C and Pd-(Ni-Zn-P)/C, have been characterized by a variety of techniques. The analytical and spectroscopic data show that the surface of Pd-(Ni-Zn)/C and(More)
In this paper we report on a comparative study of the non-alternating CO-C(2)H(4) copolymerization catalyzed by neutral Pd(II) complexes with the phosphine-sulfonate ligands bis(o-methoxyphenyl)phosphinophenylenesulfonate and bis(o-methoxyphenyl)phosphino-ethylenesulfonate. The former ligand, featuring a lower skeletal flexibility, has been found to form(More)
Improved performance through milling: A method for enhancing the catalytic activity of supported metal nanoparticles is reported. This method enhances the activity for the ethanol electro-oxidation of a supported palladium catalyst. The much higher catalytic performance is ascribed to the increased electrochemically active surface area as well as the(More)
The diphosphine 3,5-dideoxy-1,2-O-isopropylidene-3,5-bis(di(2-methoxyphenyl)phosphanyl)-alpha-D-xylofuranose (o-MeO-xylophos), which differs from the known 3,5-dideoxy-1,2-O-isopropylidene-3,5-bis(diphenylphosphanyl)-alpha-D-xylofuranose (xylophos) by the presence of 2-methoxy substituents on the P-aryl rings, has been synthesized and characterized. These(More)
The tetraphosphane all trans tetrakis-(di(2-methoxyphenyl)phosphanyl)cyclobutane) (o-MeO-dppcb) has been employed to coordinate metal dichlorides (metal = Ni(II), Pd(II) and Pt(II)), stereoselectively yielding the dinuclear complexes [Ni(2)Cl(4)(micro-(kappaP(1):kappaP(2):kappaP(3):kappaP(4)-o-MeO-dppcb))] and(More)
The capacity of two cavity-shaped ligands, HUGPHOS-1 and HUGPHOS-2, to generate exclusively singly phosphorus-ligated complexes, in which the cyclodextrin cavity tightly wraps around the metal centre, was explored with a number of late transition metal cations. Both cyclodextrin-derived ligands were assessed in palladium-catalysed Mizoroki-Heck coupling(More)
Two confining phosphane ligands derived from either α- or β-cyclodextrin produce singly P(III) -ligated metal complexes with unusual coordination spheres. High-pressure NMR studies have revealed that rhodium hydride complexes of the same type are also formed under hydroformylation conditions. This unique feature strongly favors the formation of the branched(More)
The simultaneous conversion of alcohols and sugars into energy and chemicals is a target of primary importance in sustainable chemistry. The realization of such a process provides renewable energy with no CO2 emission and, at the same time, leads to the production of industrially relevant feedstocks, such as aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acids, from(More)
The energetic convenience of electrolytic water splitting is limited by thermodynamics. Consequently, significant levels of hydrogen production can only be obtained with an electrical energy consumption exceeding 45 kWh kg(-1)H2. Electrochemical reforming allows the overcoming of such thermodynamic limitations by replacing oxygen evolution with the(More)
Pd nanoparticles have been generated by performing an electroless procedure on a mixed ceria (CeO(2))/carbon black (Vulcan XC-72) support. The resulting material, Pd-CeO(2)/C, has been characterized by means of transmission electron microscopy (TEM), inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques.(More)