Enhanced catalytic decomposition of a phosphate triester by modularly accessible bimetallic porphyrin dyads and dimers

Ryan K. Totten, Patrick Ryan, Byungman Kang, Linda J. Broadbelt, Randall Q. Snurr, Joseph T. Hupp, Son Binh T. Nguyen

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A series of metalloporphyrin dimers were modularly prepared and shown to catalyze the methanolysis of a phosphate triester, yielding rates that are large compared to the rate of the uncatalyzed reaction. Up to 1300-fold rate acceleration can be achieved via a combination of cavity-localized Lewis-acid activation and methoxide-induced methanolysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4178-4180
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2 2012


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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