Gas-Phase Dimerization of Ethylene under Mild Conditions Catalyzed by MOF Materials Containing (bpy)NiII Complexes

Sherzod T. Madrahimov, James R. Gallagher, Guanghui Zhang, Zachary Meinhart, Sergio J. Garibay, Massimiliano Delferro, Jeffrey T. Miller, Omar K. Farha, Joseph T Hupp, Sonbinh T. Nguyen

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Abstract

NU-1000-(bpy)NiII, a highly porous MOF material possessing well-defined (bpy)NiII moieties, was prepared through solvent-assisted ligand incorporation (SALI). Treatment with Et2AlCl affords a single-site catalyst with excellent catalytic activity for ethylene dimerization (intrinsic activity for butenes that is up to an order of magnitude higher than the corresponding (bpy)NiCl2 homogeneous analogue) and stability (can be reused at least three times). The high porosity of this catalyst results in outstanding levels of activity at ambient temperature in gas-phase ethylene dimerization reactions, both under batch and continuous flow conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6713-6718
Number of pages6
JournalACS Catalysis
Volume5
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 6 2015

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Keywords

  • (bipyridyl)nickel complexes
  • catalysis
  • ethylene dimerization
  • gas-phase reaction
  • metal-organic framework

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis

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Madrahimov, S. T., Gallagher, J. R., Zhang, G., Meinhart, Z., Garibay, S. J., Delferro, M., Miller, J. T., Farha, O. K., Hupp, J. T., & Nguyen, S. T. (2015). Gas-Phase Dimerization of Ethylene under Mild Conditions Catalyzed by MOF Materials Containing (bpy)NiII Complexes. ACS Catalysis, 5(11), 6713-6718. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.5b01604