Lewis Acid Activation of a Hydrogen Bond Donor Metal-Organic Framework for Catalysis

Edward A. Hall, Louis R. Redfern, Michael H. Wang, Karl A Scheidt*

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Abstract

A new metal-organic framework (MOF) composed of urea-containing tetracarboxylate struts was synthesized, and its hydrogen bonding capabilities were evaluated. The catalytic performance of this heterogeneous framework is enhanced through preactivation with silyl Lewis acids, leading to Friedel-Crafts reaction rates greater than those of common homogeneous hydrogen bond donors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3248-3252
Number of pages5
JournalACS Catalysis
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 6 2016

Keywords

  • Lewis acid
  • catalysis
  • hydrogen bond donor
  • metal-organic framework
  • urea MOF

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis

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