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Headed by Dr. Prof. Oxana Kholdeeva


Research Group for Heterogeneous Catalysts for Liquid-Phase Selective Oxidation

Current research fields:

  • Environmentally benign processes of liquid-phase selective oxidation:
      - Molecular design of catalysts based on polyoxometalates
      - Heterogeneous catalysis based on coordination polymers
      - Synthesis and catalytic applications of nanoporous metal-silicates
  • Development of new catalysts for CO2 activation and synthesis of organic carbonates
  • Studies on structure/function relationships in catalysis and mechanisms of catalytic reactions


Main accomplishments

Recent publications

Recent publications (since 2008)

  1. N V Maksimchuk, M N Timofeeva, M S Melgunov, A.N. Shmakov, Yu. A. Chesalov, D N Dybtsev, V P Fedin, O A Kholdeeva, Heterogeneous selective oxidation catalysts based on coordination polymer MIL-101 and transition metal substituted polyoxometalates, J. Catal, 2008, 257, 315–323.
  2. M. N. Timofeeva, O.A. Kholdeeva, S. H. Jhung, J. S. Chang, Titanium and cerium-containing mesoporous silicate materials as catalysts for oxidative cleavage of cyclohexene with H2O2: a comparative study of catalytic activity and stability, Applied Catalysis A: General, 2008, 345, 195-200.
  3. M V Barmatova, I D Ivanchikova, O A Kholdeeva,V I Zaikovskii, A N Shmakov, M S Mel,gunov, Synthesis of catalytically active Ti-doped mesoporous shell-solid core spherical silica particles, Catal. Lett., 2009, 127, 75-82.
  4. O.A. Kholdeeva, I.D. Ivanchikova, M. Guidotti, N. Ravasio, M. Sgobba, M. Barmatova, How to reach 100% selectivity in H2O2-based oxidation of 2,3,6-trimethylphenol to trimethyl-p-benzoquinone over Ti,Si-catalysts, Catal. Today, 2009, 141, 330-336.
  5. OV Zalomaeva, I D Ivanchikova, O A Kholdeeva, A B Sorokin, Kinetics and mechanism of the oxidation of alkylsubstituted phenols and naphthols with tBuOOH in the presence of supported iron phthalocyanines, New J. Chem. 2009, 33, 1031-1037.
  6. A J Bonon , D Mandelli, O A Kholdeeva, M V Barmatova, Yu N Kozlov, G B Shul’pin, Oxidation of alkanes and olefins with hydrogen peroxide in acetonitrile solution catalyzed by a mesoporous titanium-silicate Ti-MMM-2, Applied Catalysis A: General, 365 (2009) 96–104.
  7. O. A. Kholdeeva, I. D. Ivanchikova, M. Guidotti, C. Pirovano, N. Ravasio, M. V. Barmatova, Y.A. Chesalov, Highly selective H2O2-based oxidation of alkylphenols to benzoquinones over silica-supported titanium catalysts: Ti cluster site versus Ti single site, Adv. Synth. Catal, 2009, 351, 1877-1889.
  8. M. V. Barmatova, I. D. Ivanchikova, O. A. Kholdeeva, A. N. Shmakov, V. I. Zaikovskii, M. S. Mel’gunov, Magnetically separable titanium-silicate mesoporous materials with core-shell morphology: synthesis, characterization and catalytic properties, J. Mater. Chem, 2009, 19, 7332–7339.
  9. O. A. Kholdeeva, B.G. Donoeva, T. A. Trubitsina, G. Al-Kadamany, U. Kortz, Unique Catalytic Performance of the Polyoxometalate [Ti2(OH)2As2W19O67(H2O)]8-: The Role of 5-Coordinated Titanium in H2O2 Activation, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2009, 5134–5141.

  10. B.G. Donoeva, T. A. Trubitsina, G. I. Maksimov, R. I. Maksimovskaya, O. A. Kholdeeva, Catalytic Properties and Stability of the Heteropolytungstate [P2W21O71(H2O)3]6- in H2O2-Based Oxidations, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2009, 5142–5147.
  11. O.A. Kholdeeva, N.V. Maksimchuk, G.M. Maksimov, Polyoxometalate-Based Heterogeneous Catalysts for Liquid Phase Selective Oxidations: Comparison of Different Strategies, Catal. Today, 2010, 157, 107–113
  12. NV Maksimchuk, K.A. Kovalenko, SS Arzumanov, YuA Chesalov, AG Stepanov, VP Fedin, and OA Kholdeeva, Hybrid polyoxotungstate/MIL-101 materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalysis of H2O2-based alkene epoxidation, Inorg. Chem., 2010, 49 (6), 2920–2930
  13. N. S. Antonova, J. J. Carbó, U. Kortz, O. Kholdeeva, J. M. Poblet, Mechanistic insights into the alkene epoxidation with H2O2 by Ti- and other TM-containing polyoxometalates: role of the metal nature and coordination environment, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 7488–7497.
  14. O.V. Zalomaeva, O. A. Kholdeeva, A. B. Sorokin, Clean catalytic oxidation of 8-hydroxyquinoline to quinoline-5,8-dione with tBuOOH in the presence of supported iron phthalocyanines, Green Chemistry, 2010, 12, 1076 – 1082.
  15. Б. Г. Доноева, Т. А. Трубицына, Г. Аль-Кадамани, У. Корц, О. А. Холдеева, Каталитические свойства полиоксометаллата [Ti2(OH)2As2W19O67(H2O)]8- в реакциях селективного окисления пероксидом водорода, Кинетика и катализ, 2010, т. 51, № 6, с. 843–849.
  16. G Al-Kadamany, S S Mal, B Milev, B Donoeva, R Maksimovskaya, O A Kholdeeva, U Kortz, Hexa-zirconium/hafnium containing tungstoarsenates(III) and their oxidation catalysis properties, Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 11797 – 11800.
  17. B G Donoeva, T A Trubitsina, N S Antonova, J J Carbó, J M Poblet, G Al Kadamany, U Kortz, O A Kholdeeva, Epoxidation of alkenes with H2O2 catalyzed by di-titanium-containing 19-tungstodiarsenate(III): experimental and theoretical studies, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 5312–5317
  18. N. V. Maksimchuk, K. A. Kovalenko, V. P. Fedin, O. A. Kholdeeva, Selective oxidation of alkenes to the corresponding α,β-unsaturated ketones over MIL-101, Adv. Synth. Catal. 2010, 352, 2943-2948.
  19. O. V. Zalomaeva, K. A. Kovalenko, Yu. A. Chesalov, M. S. Mel’gunov, V. I. Zaikovskii, V.V. Kaichev, A. B. Sorokin, O. A. Kholdeeva, V. P. Fedin, Immobilization of iron tetrasulfophthalocyanine on metal organic framework MIL-101, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40 (7), 1441 – 1444
  20. N. V. Maksimchuk, O. A. Kholdeeva, K. A. Kovalenko, V. P. Fedin, MIL-101 Supported Polyoxometalates: Synthesis, Characterization and Catalytic Applications in Selective Liquid-Phase Oxidation, Israel J. Chem. 2011, 2, 281-289.
  21. O. A. Kholdeeva, I. D. Ivanchikova, O. V. Zalomaeva, A. B. Sorokin, I. Y. Scobelev, E. P. Talsi, Oxidation of 2-methyl-1-naphthol to menadione with molecular oxygen: autoxidation or a spin forbidden reaction? J. Phys. Chem. B, 2011, 115 (42), 11971–11983.
  22. N V Maksimchuk, O V Zalomaeva, I Y Skobelev, K A Kovalenko, V P Fedin, O A Kholdeeva, Metal-organic frameworks of the MIL-101 family
    as heterogeneous single-site catalysts. Special Issue of Proceedings of Royal Society A on “Recent Advances in Single-Site Heterogeneous Catalysis”, Proc. R. Soc. A, 2012, 468(2143) 2017-2034, doi: 10.1098/rspa.2012.0072.
  23. N. V. Maksimchuk, K. A. Kovalenko, V. P. Fedin, O. A. Kholdeeva, Cyclohexane selective oxidation over metal-organic frameworks of MIL-101 family: superior catalytic activity and selectivity, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48 (54), 6812 - 6814, DOI: 10.1039/C2CC31877F
  24. P. Jiménez-Lozano, I. D. Ivanchikova, O. A. Kholdeeva, J. M. Poblet, and J. J. Carbó, Alkene oxidation by Ti-containing polyoxometalates. Unambiguous characterization of the role of protonation state. Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 9266-9268. DOI: 10.1039/c2cc34577c
  25. C. Pirovano, M. Guidotti, V. Dal Santo, R. Psaro, O.A. Kholdeeva, I.D. Ivanchikova, Use of titanium-containing silica catalysts prepared by rapid and straightforward method in selective oxidations. Catalysis Today, 2012, 197, 170-177 DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2012.07.035.
  26. I. Y. Skobelev, A. B. Sorokin, K. A. Kovalenko, V. P. Fedin, O. A. Kholdeeva, Solvent-free allylic oxidation of alkenes with O2 mediated by Fe- and Cr-MIL-101, J. Catal. 2013, 298, 61-69
  27. O. V. Zalomaeva, A. M. Chibiryaev, K. A. Kovalenko, O. A. Kholdeeva, B. S. Balzhinimaev, V. P. Fedin, Cyclic carbonates synthesis from epoxides and CO2 over metal-organic framework Cr-MIL-101, J. Catal. 2013, 298, 179-185.
  28. O. A. Kholdeeva, Hydrogen peroxide activation over Ti(IV): What have we learned from studies on Ti-containing polyoxometalates, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2013, 1595–1605. DOI:10.1002/ejic.201201396
  29. I. Yu. Skobelev, E. V. Kudrik, O. V. Zalomaeva, F. Albrieux, P. Afanasiev, O. A. Kholdeeva, A. B. Sorokin, Efficient epoxidation of olefins by H2O2 catalyzed by iron “helmet” phthalocyanine, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49 (49), 5577 – 5579
  30. I. D. Ivanchikova, M. K. Kovalev, M. S. Mel’gunov, A. N. Shmakov, .Oxana A. Kholdeeva. User-friendly synthesis of highly selective and recyclable mesostructured titanium-silicate catalysts for the production of bulky benzoquinones, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2014, 4 (1), 200 – 207. DOI:10.1039/C3CY00615H
  31. I. D. Ivanchikova, J. S. Lee, N. V. Maksimchuk, A. N. Shmakov, Yu. A. Chesalov, A. B. Ayupov, Y. K. Hwang, C.-H. Jun, J.-S. Chang, O. A. Kholdeeva, Highly selective H2O2-based oxidation of alkylphenols to p-benzoquinones over MIL-125 metalorganic frameworks, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014 (1), 132-139, DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201301098
  32. O. A. Kholdeeva, Recent developments in liquid-phase selective oxidation using environmentally benign oxidants and mesoporous metal-silicates, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2014, 4 (7), 1869 – 1889 DOI:10.1039/C4CY00087K.
  33. I. D. Ivanchikova, N.V. Maksimchuk, R. I. Maksimovskaya, G. M. Maksimov, O. A. Kholdeeva, Highly selective oxidation of alkylated phenols to p-benzoquinones with aqueous hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by divanadium substituted polyoxotungstates ACS Catalysis, 2014, 4, 2706-2713. DOI 10.1021/cs500738e.
  34. O. A. Kholdeeva, I. Y. Skobelev, I. D. Ivanchikova, K. A. Kovalenko, V. P. Fedin, A. B. Sorokin, Hydrocarbon oxidation over Fe- and Cr-containing metal-organic frameworks MIL-100 and MIL-101 – a comparative study, Catal. Today, 2014, 238, 54-61, DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2014.01.010
  35. O. A. Kholdeeva, I. D. Ivanchikova, N. V. Maksimchuk, M. S. Mel’gunov, J.-S. Chang, M. Guidotti, A. A. Shutilov, V. I. Zaikovskii, Environmentally Benign Oxidation of Alkylphenols to p-Benzoquinones: A Comparative Study of Various Ti-containing Catalysts, Topics Catal. 2014, 57, 1377-1384. DOI: 10.1007/s11244-014-0306-4.
  36. O. V. Zalomaeva, V. Yu. Evtushok, G. M. Maksimov, O. A. Kholdeeva, Selective oxidation of pseudocumene and 2-methylnaphthelene with hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by a γ-Keggin divanadium-substituted polyoxotungstate. J. Organomet. Chem., 2015, 793, 210-216. DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2015.04.020
  37. I. D. Ivanchikova, I. Y. Skobelev, O. A. Kholdeeva, Kinetics and mechanism of anthracene oxidation with tert-butyl hydroperoxide over metal-organic frameworks Cr-MIL-101 and Cr-MIL-100, J. Organomet. Chem., 2015, 793, 175-181 doi:10.1016/j.jorganchem.2015.03.022. 2.3
  38. I. Y. Skobelev, O. V. Zalomaeva, OA Kholdeeva, J M Poblet, J J Carbó, Mechanism of thioether oxidation over di- and tetrametic Ti centers: Kinetic and DFT studies based on model Ti-containing polyoxometalates Chem. Eur J., 2015, 21, 14496 –14506. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201501157 5.71
  39. I. D. Ivanchikova, N.V. Maksimchuk, I. Y. Skobelev, O. A. Kholdeeva, Mesoporous niobium–silicates prepared by evaporation–induced self–assembly as catalysts for selective oxidations with aqueous H2O2, J. Catal, 2015, 332, 138–148, 10.1016/j.jcat.2015.10.003 7.3
  40. N.V. Maksimchuk, I.D. Ivanchikova, A. B. Ayupov, O.A. Kholdeeva, One-step solvent-free synthesis of cyclic carbonates by oxidative carboxylation of styrenes over a recyclable Ti-containing catalyst, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2016, 181, 363–370 DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.08.010. 8.5
  41. O. A. Kholdeeva, O. V. Zalomaeva, Recent advances in transition-metal catalyzed selective oxidation of phenols and methoxyarenes using environmentally benign oxidants, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2016, 306, 302-330. DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2015.07.019 13
  42. O. A. Kholdeeva, Selective Oxidation of Aromatic Rings, In Arene Chemistry: Reaction Mechanisms and Methods for Aromatic Compounds, (ed J. Mortier), Wiley, 2016, Ch. 14, pp.365-398.
  43. P. Jiménez-Lozano, I. Y. Skobelev, O. A. Kholdeeva, J M Poblet, J J Carbó, Alkene epoxidation catalyzed by Ti-containing polyoxometalates: Unprecedented β-oxygen transfer mechanism, Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55 (12), 6080–6084. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b00621 4.8
  44. V.V. Torbina, I.D. Ivanchikova, O.A. Kholdeeva, I.Yu. Skobelev, O.V. Vodyankina, Propylene glycol oxidation with tert-butyl hydroperoxide over Cr-containing metal-organic frameworks MIL-101 and MIL-100, Catal. Today, 278, 2016, 97–103. doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2016.04.008 4.3
  45. O. A. Kholdeeva, Liquid-Phase Selective Oxidation Catalysis with Metal-Organic Frameworks, Catal. Today, 2016, 278, 22-29. .doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2016.06.010 4.3
  46. O. A. Kholdeeva, Oxidation of phenols, in Applied Homogeneous Catalysis with Organometallic Compounds, Eds. B. Cornils, W. A. Hermann, M. Beller, R. Paciello, Wiley-VCH, 2017, pp.545-570. ISBN: 978-3-527-32897-0
  47. O. V. Zalomaeva, V.Yu. Evtushok, G.M. Maksimov, R.I. Maksimovskaya, O. A. Kholdeeva, Synthesis of coenzyme Qo through divanadium-catalyzed oxidation of 3,4,5-trimethoxytoluene with hydrogen peroxide, Dalton Transactions, 2017, 46, 5202 – 5209. DOI: 10.1039/c7dt00552k 4.1
  48. I.D. Ivanchikova, I. Y. Skobelev, N. V. Maksimchuk, E. A. Paukshtis, M. V. Shashkov, O. A. Kholdeeva, Toward understanding the unusual reactivity of Nb-containing catalysts in epoxidation of C=C bonds with hydrogen peroxide. J. Catal 2017, 356C, 85-99.
  49. I. Y. Skobelev, V. Yu. Evtushok, O. A. Kholdeeva, N. V. Maksimchuk, R.I. Maksimovskaya, J. M. Ricart, J M Poblet, J J Carbó, Understanding the Regioselectivity of Aromatic Hydroxylation Over Divanadium-Substituted γ-Keggin Polyoxotungstate, ACS Catal., 2017, 7, 8514–8523. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.7b02694
  50. C Evangelisti, M. Guidotti, C. Tiozzo, R. Psaro, N. Maksimchuk, I. Ivanchikova, A. Shmakov, O. Kholdeeva, Titanium-Silica Catalyst Derived from Defined Metallic Titanium Cluster Precursor: Synthesis and Catalytic Properties in Selective Oxidations, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2018, 470, 393-401
  51. V.Yu. Evtushok, A.N. Suboch, O.Yu. Podyacheva, O.A. Stonkus, V. I. Zaikovskii, Yu.A. Chesalov, L.S. Kibis, O.A. Kholdeeva, Highly efficient catalysts based on divanadium-substituted polyoxometalate and N-doped carbon nanotubes for selective oxidation of alkylphenols, ACS Catal. ACS Catal. 2018, 8, 1297−1307,
  52. N.V. Maksimchuk, I.D. Ivanchikova, O. V. Zalomaeva, I. Y. Skobelev, Yu. A. Chesalov, A. A. Shmakov, O. A. Kholdeeva, Tungsten-incorporated mesoporous silicate W-MMM-E as heterogeneous catalyst for liquid-phase oxidations with aqueous H2O2, Catalysts, 2018, 8, 95-115; doi:10.3390/catal8030095
  53. N.V. Maksimchuk, G.M. Maksimov, V.Yu. Evtushok, I.D. Ivanchikova, Yu.A. Chesalov, R.I. Maksimovskaya, O.A. Kholdeeva, A. Solé-Daura, J M Poblet, J J Carbó, Relevance of Protons in Heterolytic Activation of H2O2 over Nb(V). Insights from Model Studies on Nb-substituted Polyoxometalates ACS Catal, 2018, 8, 9722–9737. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.8b02761
  54. O. V. Zalomaeva, N. V. Maksimchuk, G. M. Maksimov, O. A. Kholdeeva, Thioether oxidation with H2O2 catalyzed by Nb-substituted polyoxotungstates. Mechanistic insights, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., special issue on POMs, DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201801108.
  55. O. A. Kholdeeva, I. D. Ivanchikova, N. V. Maksimchuk, I. Y. Skobelev, H2O2-based selective oxidations: Nb(V) versus Ti(IV), Catal. Today, DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2018.04.002

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