A highly stable and hierarchical tetrathiafulvalene-based metal-organic framework with improved performance as a solid catalyst

Manuel Souto, Andrea Santiago-Portillo, Miguel Palomino, Iñigo J. Vitórica-Yrezábal, Bruno J.C. Vieira, João C. Waerenborgh, Susana Valencia, Sergio Navalón, Fernando Rey, Hermenegildo García, Guillermo Mínguez Espallargas

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Herein we report the synthesis of a tetrathiafulvalene (TTF)-based MOF, namely MUV-2, which shows a non-interpenetrated hierarchical crystal structure with mesoporous one-dimensional channels of ca. 3 nm and orthogonal microporous channels of ca. 1 nm. This highly stable MOF (aqueous solution with pH values ranging from 2 to 11 and different organic solvents), which possesses the well-known [Fe33-O)(COO)6] secondary building unit, has proven to be an efficient catalyst for the aerobic oxidation of dibenzothiophenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2413-2418
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Science
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes

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