Stable and catalytically active iron porphyrin-based porous organic polymer: Activity as both a redox and Lewis acid catalyst

Ali R. Oveisi, Kainan Zhang, Ahmad Khorramabadi-Zad, Omar K. Farha, Joseph T. Hupp

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A new porphyrin-based porous organic polymer (POP) with BET surface area ranging from 780 to 880a €‰m 2 /g was synthesized in free-base form via the reaction of meso-Tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl) porphyrin and a rigid trigonal building block, hexahydroxytriphenylene. The material was then metallated with Fe(III) imparting activity for Lewis acid catalysis (regioselective methanolysis ring-opening of styrene oxide), oxidative cyclization catalysis (conversion of bis(2-hydroxy-1-naphthyl)methanes to the corresponding spirodienone), and a tandem catalytic processes: an in situ oxidation-cyclic aminal formation-oxidation sequence, which selectively converts benzyl alcohol to 2-phenyl-quinazolin-4(3H)-one. Notably, the catalyst is readily recoverable and reusable, with little loss in catalytic activity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10621
JournalScientific reports
Publication statusPublished - Jul 16 2015


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