Aromatizing olefin metathesis by ligand isolation inside a metal- organic framework

Nicolaas A. Vermeulen, Olga Karagiaridi, Amy A. Sarjeant, Charlotte L. Stern, Joseph T. Hupp*, Omar K. Farha, J. Fraser Stoddart

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The aromatizing ring-closing metathesis has been shown to take place inside an extended porous framework. Employing a combination of solvent-assisted linker exchange and postsynthesis modification using olefin metathesis, the noninterpenetrated SALEM-14 was formed and converted catalytically into PAH-MOF-1 with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) pillars. The metal-organic framework in SALEM-14 prevents "intermolecular" olefin metathesis from occurring between the pillars in the presence of the first generation Hoveyda-Grubbs catalyst, while favoring the production of a PAH, which can be released from the framework under acidic conditions in dimethylsulfoxide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14916-14919
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number40
StatePublished - Oct 9 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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