Single-Site Organozirconium Catalyst Embedded in a Metal-Organic Framework

Rachel C. Klet, Samat Tussupbayev, Joshua Borycz, James R. Gallagher, Madelyn M. Stalzer, Jeffrey T. Miller, Laura Gagliardi*, Joseph T. Hupp, Tobin J. Marks, Christopher J. Cramer, Massimiliano Delferro, Omar K. Farha

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A structurally well-defined mesoporous Hf-based metal-organic framework (Hf-NU-1000) is employed as a well-defined scaffold for a highly electrophilic single-site d0 Zr-benzyl catalytic center. This new material Hf-NU-1000-ZrBn is fully characterized by a variety of spectroscopic techniques and DFT computation. Hf-NU-1000-ZrBn is found to be a promising single-component catalyst (i.e., not requiring a catalyst/activator) for ethylene and stereoregular 1-hexene polymerization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15680-15683
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number50
StatePublished - Dec 23 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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