Complete Double Epoxidation of Divinylbenzene Using Mn(porphyrin)-Based Porous Organic Polymers

Kainan Zhang, Omar K. Farha, Joseph T. Hupp, Son Binh T. Nguyen

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A series of porphyrin-based porous organic polymers (PPOPs) were synthesized in excellent yields via the Yamamoto-Ullmann couplings of tetrabromo spirobifluorene with several brominated porphyrin monomers. After isolation and demetalation, the metal-free PPOP can be postsynthetically metalated to form a MnIII-PPOP that is catalytically active toward the selective double-epoxidation of divinylbenzene to divinylbenzene dioxide. (Chemical Equation Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4859-4866
Number of pages8
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 7 2015



  • Mn(porphyrin)
  • divinylbenzene
  • divinylbenzene dioxide
  • epoxidation
  • porous organic polymer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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