A novel MCM-41-supported manganese(III) complex with nitrogen donor ligand for cyclohexene oxidation

S. H. Lau, V. Caps, K. W. Yeung, Kwok Yin Wong, S. C. Tsang

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A novel MCM-41-supported Mn(III) complex with the nitrogen donor ligand 1,11-bis(2-pyridyl)-2,6,10-triazaundec-1,10-diene [MCM-41-Mn(NNNN)] shows significantly higher catalytic activity in the oxidation of cyclohexene than its Schiff base analogue [MCM-41-Mn(NNOO)] at the same surface coverage. Extended X-ray adsorption fine structure analysis indicated that at high surface coverage isolated anchored Mn complexes are maintained in the former case whereas the latter gives phenoxy-bridged oligomers on the surface of the mesoporous silica support.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-285
Number of pages7
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1999


  • Catalyst
  • Immobilization
  • MCM-41
  • Mn complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials

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