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Methods of selectively incorporating metals onto substrates

United States Patent

September 30, 2008
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A method for forming multi-metallic sites on a substrate is disclosed and described. A substrate including active groups such as hydroxyl can be reacted with a pretarget metal complex. The target metal attached to the active group can then be reacted with a secondary metal complex such that an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction occurs to form a multi-metallic species. The substrate can be a highly porous material such as aerogels, xerogels, zeolites, and similar materials. Additional metal complexes can be reacted to increase catalyst loading or control co-catalyst content. The resulting compounds can be oxidized to form oxides or reduced to form metals in the ground state which are suitable for practical use.
Ernst; Richard D. (Salt Lake City, UT), Eyring; Edward M. (Salt Lake City, UT), Turpin; Gregory C. (Salt Lake City, UT), Dunn; Brian C. (Salt Lake City, UT)
University of Utah Research Foundation (Salt Lake City, UT)
11/ 215,828
August 29, 2005
GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with government support under grant #DE-FC26-05NT42456, awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights to this invention.