Heterogeneous catalysts are key materials in research and industry. Herein we study two materials in different stages of development toward being applied as heterogeneous catalysts. First, MoO3SnO2 was synthesized and studied as a catalytic system similar to Sn-beta zeolites. While the Mo-based catalyst did not show similar activity to Sn-beta, it did show interesting reactivity in activating carbonyls and oxidizing organic substrates. Second, a method was developed for grafting amines onto carboxylic acid functionalized carbon nanotubes for CO2 capture. The method was successful for grafting monomer ethylamine groups onto CNT and can be further developed to allow for polymeric amine groups to be grafted.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry and Biochemistry
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Butler, Steven Kyle, "An Introductory Study of Solid Materials for Capture and Catalysis of Waste Stream Chemicals" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 6845.
Molybdenum, Tin, Carbon nanotubes, Heterogeneous, Catalysis, Green chemistry, Organic, Inorganic