Room temperature silylation of alcohols catalyzed by metal organic frameworks

Amarajothi Dhakshinamoorthy, Andrea Santiago-Portillo, Patricia Concepción, José R. Herance, Sergio Navalón, Mercedes Alvaro, Hermenegildo Garcia

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The commercial Al(OH)(BDC) (BDC: 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid) metal organic framework (Basolite A100) is a suitable heterogeneous catalyst for the silylation of benzylic and aliphatic alcohols by hexamethyldisilazane in toluene at room temperature. Al(OH)(BDC) is stable under the reaction conditions as evidenced by powder XRD and can be reused with minimal activity decrease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2445-2449
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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