Catalytic solvolytic and hydrolytic degradation of toxic methyl paraoxon with la(catecholate)-functionalized porous organic polymers

Ryan K. Totten, Mitchell H. Weston, Jin Kuen Park, Omar K. Farha, Joseph T. Hupp, Sonbinh T. Nguyen

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Two robust catechol-functionalized porous organic polymers (catPOPs) with different Td-directing nodes were synthesized using a cobalt-catalyzed acetylene trimerization (CCAT) strategy. Postsynthesis metallation was readily carried out with La(acac)3 to afford catalytically active La-functionalized catPOPs for the solvolytic and hydrolytic degradation of the toxic organophosphate compound methyl paraoxon, a simulant for nerve agents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1454-1459
Number of pages6
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 5 2013



  • catalysis
  • catechol
  • lanthanum
  • organophosphates
  • porous organic polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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