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Title: Coordination-Supported Imidazolate Networks: Water- and Heat-Stable Mesoporous Polymers for Catalysis

Abstract

The poor water stability of most porous coordination polymers (PCPs) or metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) is widely recognised as a barrier hampering their practical applications. Herein, a facile and scalable route to prepare metal-containing polymers with a good stability in boiling water (100°C, 24 h) and air (up to 390°C) is presented. The bifunctional 1-vinylimidazole (VIm) with both a coordinating site and a polymerizable organic group is introduced as the building block. This core strategy includes the synthesis of a rigid monomer with four VIm branches via a coordination process at room temperature, followed by a radical polymerization. Here we call this material Coordination-supported Imidazolate Networks (CINs). Interestingly, CINs are composed of rich mesopores from 2 to 15 nm, as characterized by low-energy (60 kV) STEM-HAADF images. Especially, the stable CINs illustrate a high turnover frequency (TOF) of 779 h -1 in the catalytic oxidation of phenol with H 2O as the green solvent.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [2]; ORCiD logo [4]
  1. Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China). School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN 37996 United States
  4. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1399409
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Chemistry - A European Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 42; Journal ID: ISSN 0947-6539
Publisher:
ChemPubSoc Europe
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; coordination polymers; mesoporous materials; phenol oxidation; polymers; porous ionic liquids

Citation Formats

Zhang, Pengfei, Yang, Shize, Chisholm, Matthew F., Jiang, Xueguang, Huang, Caili, and Dai, Sheng. Coordination-Supported Imidazolate Networks: Water- and Heat-Stable Mesoporous Polymers for Catalysis. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/chem.201702430.
Zhang, Pengfei, Yang, Shize, Chisholm, Matthew F., Jiang, Xueguang, Huang, Caili, & Dai, Sheng. Coordination-Supported Imidazolate Networks: Water- and Heat-Stable Mesoporous Polymers for Catalysis. United States. doi:10.1002/chem.201702430.
Zhang, Pengfei, Yang, Shize, Chisholm, Matthew F., Jiang, Xueguang, Huang, Caili, and Dai, Sheng. Mon . "Coordination-Supported Imidazolate Networks: Water- and Heat-Stable Mesoporous Polymers for Catalysis". United States. doi:10.1002/chem.201702430. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1399409.
@article{osti_1399409,
title = {Coordination-Supported Imidazolate Networks: Water- and Heat-Stable Mesoporous Polymers for Catalysis},
author = {Zhang, Pengfei and Yang, Shize and Chisholm, Matthew F. and Jiang, Xueguang and Huang, Caili and Dai, Sheng},
abstractNote = {The poor water stability of most porous coordination polymers (PCPs) or metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) is widely recognised as a barrier hampering their practical applications. Herein, a facile and scalable route to prepare metal-containing polymers with a good stability in boiling water (100°C, 24 h) and air (up to 390°C) is presented. The bifunctional 1-vinylimidazole (VIm) with both a coordinating site and a polymerizable organic group is introduced as the building block. This core strategy includes the synthesis of a rigid monomer with four VIm branches via a coordination process at room temperature, followed by a radical polymerization. Here we call this material Coordination-supported Imidazolate Networks (CINs). Interestingly, CINs are composed of rich mesopores from 2 to 15 nm, as characterized by low-energy (60 kV) STEM-HAADF images. Especially, the stable CINs illustrate a high turnover frequency (TOF) of 779 h-1 in the catalytic oxidation of phenol with H2O as the green solvent.},
doi = {10.1002/chem.201702430},
journal = {Chemistry - A European Journal},
issn = {0947-6539},
number = 42,
volume = 23,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {5}
}

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