MOF nanoparticles as heterogeneous catalysts for direct amide bond formations

Abánades Lázaro, I., Forgan, R. S. and Cirujano, F. G. (2022) MOF nanoparticles as heterogeneous catalysts for direct amide bond formations. Dalton Transactions, 51(21), pp. 8368-8376. (doi: 10.1039/D2DT00369D) (PMID:35583628)

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The influence of composition and textural characteristics of a family of ultra-small isoreticular UiO-type metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) with different functionalized and extended linkers on their catalytic performance is evaluated. Two direct amide bond formations across four different substrates (benzylamine + phenylacetic acid and aniline + formic acid) are employed as proof-of-concept reactions to test the activity of the Zr-MOF nanoparticles. The reaction rates of amide bond formation are evaluated against physico-chemical properties such as crystallinity, porosity, particle size or linker functionality, alongside the Lewis acid and hydrophobic properties of the MOFs, in order to gain insights into the catalytic mechanism and optimal properties for its enhancement.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Forgan, Professor Ross
Authors: Abánades Lázaro, I., Forgan, R. S., and Cirujano, F. G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Dalton Transactions
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN (Online):1477-9234
Published Online:18 May 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Royal Society of Chemistry
First Published:First published in Dalton Transactions 51(21): 8368-8376
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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