Facile Synthesis of High-Performance Perovskite Oxides for Acid–Base Catalysis
A simple sol—gel method for the synthesis of highly pure bifunctional perovskite-type solid acid—base catalysts has now been developed by Tokyo Tech researchers. Bifunctional acid—base catalysts are important for industrial processes like petroleum refining and biomass conversion. However, the lack of simple and effective methods for catalyst synthesis limits their effective functionalization. The new catalysts demonstrate remarkable catalytic performance for cyanosilylation of carbonyl compounds.