La chimie organométallique de surface: Aspects fondamentaux et applications en catalyse

Translated title of the contribution: Organometallic chemistry: Fundamental aspects and applications in catalysis

Frédéric Lefebvre*, Jean-Pierre Candy, Aimery De Mallmann, Véronique Dufaud, Gerald Niccolaï, Catherine Santini, Jean Thivolle-Cazat, Jean Marie Basset

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The strategy in surface organometallic chemistry is to try to answer the following question : can the many tools and concepts of molecular organometallic chemistry be applied to heterogeneous catalysis ? Is it possible to create on a surface a given coordination sphere for a given catalytic reaction and thus avoid a purely empiric approach ? This very short review article deals with the basic rules which govern the reactivity of organometallics with the surface of oxides, zeolithes and metals, the structure of some surface organometallic fragments and some notable applications in catalysis.

Translated title of the contributionOrganometallic chemistry: Fundamental aspects and applications in catalysis
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)47-54
Number of pages8
JournalActualite Chimique
Issue number7
StatePublished - Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Catalysis
  • Metals
  • Organometallics
  • Oxides
  • Reactivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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