A metal-organic framework immobilised iridium pincer complex

Martino Rimoldi, Akitake Nakamura, Nicolaas A. Vermeulen, James J. Henkelis, Anthea K. Blackburn, Joseph T. Hupp, J. Fraser Stoddart, Omar K. Farha

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Abstract

An iridium pincer complex has been immobilised in the metal-organic framework NU-1000 using a technique called solvent assisted ligand-incorporation (SALI). The framework proved to be stable under the conditions required to activate the iridium complex and spectroscopic investigations showed formation of the catalytically active iridium dihydride. The Ir-pincer modified NU-1000 is an active catalyst for the condensed phase hydrogenation of a liquid alkene (1-decene and styrene) and shows enhanced activity with respect to a homogeneous analogue. Additionally, the Ir-pincer immobilised inside NU-1000 operated as an efficient heterogenous catalyst under flow conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4980-4984
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Science
Volume7
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

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Rimoldi, M., Nakamura, A., Vermeulen, N. A., Henkelis, J. J., Blackburn, A. K., Hupp, J. T., Stoddart, J. F., & Farha, O. K. (2016). A metal-organic framework immobilised iridium pincer complex. Chemical Science, 7(8), 4980-4984. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6sc01376g