A mixed dicarboxylate strut approach to enhancing catalytic activity of a de novo urea derivative of metal–organic framework UiO-67

Paul W. Siu, Zachary J. Brown, Omar K. Farha, Joseph T. Hupp, Karl A. Scheidt

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A hydrogen-bond donating MOF catalyst based on the UiO-67 framework, containing both urea-functionalized dicarboxylate and biphenyl-4,4’-dicarboxylate struts, was synthesized by a de novo route. The mixed strut framework has larger pore sizes and improved catalytic activity for Henry reactions than the pure strut analogue, which contains only the urea-functionalized dicarboxylate linker.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10920-10922
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number93
Publication statusPublished - Oct 29 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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