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J Am Chem Soc. 2013 Jul 24;135(29):10586-9. doi: 10.1021/ja402577s. Epub 2013 Jul 9.

Heterogenization of homogeneous catalysts in metal-organic frameworks via cation exchange.

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Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, 930 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA.


This paper describes the heterogenization of single-site transition-metal catalysts in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) via cation exchange. A variety of cationic complexes of Pd, Fe, Ir, Rh, and Ru have been incorporated into ZJU-28, and the new materials have been characterized by optical microscopy, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy, and powder X-ray diffraction. MOF-supported [Rh(dppe)(COD)]BF4 catalyzes the hydrogenation of 1-octene to n-octane. The activity of this supported catalyst compares favorably to its homogeneous counterpart, and it can be recycled at least four times. Overall, this work provides a new and general approach for supporting transition-metal catalysts in MOFs.


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