Vanadium-node-functionalized UiO-66: A thermally stable MOF-supported catalyst for the gas-phase oxidative dehydrogenation of cyclohexene

Huong Giang T. Nguyen, Neil M. Schweitzer, Chih Yi Chang, Tasha L. Drake, Monica C. So, Peter C. Stair, Omar K. Farha, Joseph T. Hupp, Sonbinh T. Nguyen

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The OH groups on the Zr-based nodes of ultrastable UiO-66 can be metallated with VV ions in a facile fashion to give the derivative VUiO-66. This metallated MOF exhibits high stability over a broad temperature range and displays high selectivity for benzene under low-conversion conditions in the vapor-phase oxidative dehydrogenation of cyclohexene (activation energy ∼110 kJ/mol). The integrity of the MOF is maintained after catalysis as determined by PXRD, ICP-AES, and SEM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2496-2500
Number of pages5
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014



  • UiO-66
  • cyclohexene oxidation
  • gas-phase catalysis
  • metal-organic framework
  • vanadium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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