Enhanced catalytic activity through the tuning of micropore environment and supercritical CO2 processing: Al(Porphyrin)-based porous organic polymers for the degradation of a nerve agent simulant

Ryan K. Totten, Ye Seong Kim, Mitchell H. Weston, Omar K. Farha, Joseph T. Hupp, Sonbinh T. Nguyen

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An Al(porphyrin) functionalized with a large axial ligand was incorporated into a porous organic polymer (POP) using a cobalt-catalyzed acetylene trimerization strategy. Removal of the axial ligand afforded a microporous POP that is catalytically active in the methanolysis of a nerve agent simulant. Supercritical CO2 processing of the POP dramatically increased the pore size and volume, allowing for significantly higher catalytic activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11720-11723
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - Aug 14 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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