Template-directed synthesis of nets based upon octahemioctahedral cages that encapsulate catalytically active metalloporphyrins

Zhenjie Zhang, Linping Zhang, Łukasz Wojtas, Mohamed Eddaoudi, Michael J. Zaworotko

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meso-Tetra(N-methyl-4-pyridyl)porphine tetratosylate (TMPyP) templates the synthesis of six new metal-organic materials by the reaction of benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate with transition metals, five of which exhibit HKUST-1 or tbo topology (M = Fe, Mn, Co, Ni, Mg). The resulting materials, porph@MOMs, selectively encapsulate the corresponding metalloporphyrins in octahemioctahedral cages and can serve as size-selective heterogeneous catalysts for oxidation of olefins. © 2011 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)928-933
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 29 2011

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): FIC/2010/06
Acknowledgements: This publication is based on work supported by Award FIC/2010/06 made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The data for porph@MOM-5, -6, and -9 were collected at the Advanced Photon Source on beamline 15ID-C of ChemMatCARS Sector 15, which is principally supported by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy under Grant NSF/CHE-0822838. The Advanced Photon Source is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Contract DE-AC02-06CH11357.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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