A metal-organic framework material that functions as an enantioselective catalyst for olefin epoxidation

So Hye Cho, Baoqing Ma, SonBinh T. Nguyen, Joseph T Hupp, Thomas E. Albrecht-Schmitt

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A new microporous metal-organic framework compound featuring chiral (salen)Mn struts is highly effective as an asymmetric catalyst for olefin epoxidation, yielding enantiomeric excesses that rival those of the free molecular analogue. Framework confinement of the manganese salen entity enhances catalyst stability, imparts substrate size selectivity, and permits catalyst separation and reuse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2563-2565
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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