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POM MOFs

Last Updated: 11/22/2012

There is considerable interest in porous materials, including metal-organic frameworks, for gas storage, catalysis, sensing and possibly other areas. Despite the all the recent publications and discussion (these materials represent one of the 2 or 3 most cited areas in inorganic chemistry in the last 5 years), applications beyond gas sorption have been limited.

Materials that would trap, detect and catalytically transform target molecules (pollutants, chemical warfare agents, other toxics) would have global markets yet no metal-organic framework or other porous materials have such capabilities.

We have generated a POM embedded MOF, which is catalytically active towards air-based oxidation of toxic industrial chemicals (TICs). The resulting material displays a substantial synergistic stabilization of both the MOF and the POM. In addition, this heretofore undocumented POM–MOF interaction results in a dramatic increase in the catalytic turnover rate of the POM for air-based oxidations

Students working on this project: Zhen Luo & Weiwei Guo

 

JACS, 2011, 133, 16839-16846


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