Investigation of the preparation and catalytic activity of supported Mo, W, and Re oxides as heterogeneous catalysts in olefin metathesis

Nadia Gholampour, Mekhman Yusubov, Francis Verpoort

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

23 Citations (Scopus)


For several decades olefin metathesis reactions over supported Mo, W, and Re oxides catalysts have attracted remarkable interest owning to their growing industrial applications. Therefore, particular attention was devoted to improve the catalytic activity of these catalysts. In the way of exploration of the catalytic performances of these heterogeneous Mo, W, and Re oxides systems, it was found that high dispersion of metal oxide on the support surface and the oxidation state of the metal oxide on the surface of catalyst play crucial factors on the catalysts efficiency. Importantly, these factors have an origin in the preparation methods and the properties of the used supports. In this regard, we have tried to address the various preparation methods of immobilized Mo, W, and Re oxide catalysts as well as properties of supporting material to better understand their impacts on the catalytic performances of these catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-156
Number of pages44
JournalCatalysis Reviews - Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2016



  • Acidity
  • immobilization
  • inorganic supports
  • Mo, W, and Re oxide
  • olefin metathesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Chemistry(all)

Cite this