A catalytically active, permanently microporous MOF with metalloporphyrin struts

Abraham M. Shultz, Omar K. Farha, Joseph T. Hupp, Sonbinh T. Nguyen

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Through the use of the tetratopic ligand 1,2,4,5-tetrakis(4-carboxyphenyl) benzene as a key building block, a permanently microporous metal-organic framework with Lewis acidic (porphyrin)Zn struts, ZnPO-MOF, can be made in high yields. ZnPO-MOF can efficiently catalyze acyl-transfer reactions primarily by preconcentrating the substrates within its pores, in stark contrast to analogous supramolecular systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4204-4205
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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