Design, synthesis, characterization, and catalytic properties of a large-pore metal-organic framework possessing single-site vanadyl(monocatecholate) moieties

Huong Giang T. Nguyen, Mitchell H. Weston, Amy A. Sarjeant, Daniel M. Gardner, Zhi An, Raanan Carmieli, Michael R. Wasielewski, Omar K. Farha, Joseph T. Hupp, Sonbinh T. Nguyen

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Through a combination of protecting groups, postsynthesis deprotection, and postsynthesis metallation, a homogeneously inaccessible, single-site vanadyl(monocatecholate) moiety can be incorporated into the dipyridyl struts of a Zn-based, pillared paddlewheel MOF. The resulting MOF, which has large pores, exhibits catalytic activity in the benzylic oxidation of tetralin in the presence of tert-butylhydroperoxide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3528-3534
Number of pages7
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 7 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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