URJC-1, MOF, catalyst, stability, acid-basic properties
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Emerging new metal-organic structures with tunable physicochemical properties is an exciting research field for diverse applications. In this work, a novel metal-organic framework Cu(HIT)(DMF)0.5, named URJC-1, with a three-dimensional non-interpenetrated utp topological network, has been synthesized. This material exhibits a microporous structure with unsaturated copper centers and imidazole–tetrazole linkages that provide accessible Lewis acid/base sites. These features make URJC-1 an exceptional candidate for catalytic application in acid and base reactions of interest in fine chemistry. The URJC-1 material also displays a noteworthy thermal and chemical stability in different organic solvents of different polarity and boiling water. Its catalytic activity was evaluated in acid-catalyzed Friedel–Crafts acylation of anisole with acetyl chloride and base-catalyzed Knoevenagel condensation of benzaldehyde with malononitrile. In both cases, URJC-1 material showed very good performance, better than other metal organic frameworks and conventional catalysts. In addition, a remarkable structural stability was proven after several consecutive reaction cycles.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Was this content written or created while at USF?
Citation / Publisher Attribution
Polymers, v. 8, issue 2, art. 44
Scholar Commons Citation
Leo, Pedro; Martinez, Ferdnando; Calleja, Guillermo; Briones, David; and Wojtas, Lukasz, "New URJC-1 Material with Remarkable Stability and Acid-Base Catalytic Properties" (2016). Chemistry Faculty Publications. 29.