A metal-organic framework immobilised iridium pincer complex

Martino Rimoldi, Akitake Nakamura, Nicolaas A. Vermeulen, James J. Henkelis, Anthea K. Blackburn, Joseph T. Hupp, J. Fraser Stoddart*, Omar K. Farha

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An iridium pincer complex has been immobilised in the metal-organic framework NU-1000 using a technique called solvent assisted ligand-incorporation (SALI). The framework proved to be stable under the conditions required to activate the iridium complex and spectroscopic investigations showed formation of the catalytically active iridium dihydride. The Ir-pincer modified NU-1000 is an active catalyst for the condensed phase hydrogenation of a liquid alkene (1-decene and styrene) and shows enhanced activity with respect to a homogeneous analogue. Additionally, the Ir-pincer immobilised inside NU-1000 operated as an efficient heterogenous catalyst under flow conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4980-4984
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Science
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2016

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  • Chemistry(all)


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