Polymer-bound osmium oxide catalysts

Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Roland M. Kratzer, Janet Blümel, Holger B. Friedrich, Richard W. Fischer, David C. Apperley, Janos Mink, Otto Berkesi

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Polymer-supported oxidic osmium catalysts based on cross-linked poly(4-vinyl pyridine) were synthesized by various routes and characterized by a number of physical techniques (Raman, IR, XPS, 13C and 15N solid-state NMR spectroscopy). Model compounds of type Os2O6L4 (L = pyridine, 4-iso-propyl pyridine, and 4-tert-butyl pyridine) were obtained under the conditions of the catalyst synthesis. The catalytic systems were successful in the dihydroxylation of alkenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-205
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 13 1997



  • Alkenes
  • Dihydroxylation
  • Osmium
  • Supported catalyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Herrmann, W. A., Kratzer, R. M., Blümel, J., Friedrich, H. B., Fischer, R. W., Apperley, D. C., Mink, J., & Berkesi, O. (1997). Polymer-bound osmium oxide catalysts. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 120(1-3), 197-205. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1381-1169(96)00419-0