Nanosized vanadium, tungsten and molybdenum oxide clusters grown in porous chitosan microspheres as promising hybrid materials for selective alcohol oxidation.


The ability of chitosan biopolymer to coordinate vanadium, tungsten and molybdenum metallic species and to control their mineralisation growth provides a new family of surface-reactive organic-inorganic hybrid microspheres. Drying the resulting materials under supercritical conditions allowed the gel network dispersion to be retained, thereby leading to a… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/chem.201003740