The synthesis, structure, topology and catalytic application of a novel cubane-based copper(II) metal-organic framework derived from a flexible amido tripodal acid
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2015

A novel chiral metal-organic framework, [Cu-4(HL)(2)(H2O)(4)(MeO)(4)](n) (1), has been successfully synthesized from a tripodal flexible ligand (2S, 2'S, 2 '' S)- 2,2', 2 ''-(benzenetricarbonyltris(azanediyl)) tripropanoic acid (H3L). Compound 1 was characterized by IR and X-ray powder diffraction analysis. The structure was determined by X-ray single crystal diffraction analysis revealing that 1 possesses a 3D network, featuring a tetranuclear cubane-type secondary building block [Cu-4(MeO)(4)](4+), formed via the connection of four metal ions to four methoxide ions. These secondary building blocks are linked by four different HL2- ligands to construct a porous three dimensional framework of the dia topology with one-dimensional channels. Compound 1 also acts as a heterogeneous catalyst for the diastereoselective nitroaldol (Henry) reaction, providing high yields (up to 91%) and good diastereoselectivities under ambient conditions. This catalyst can be recycled without significant loss of activity.


Anirban Karmakar

Kemi och kemiteknik, Kemi och biokemi, Fysikalisk kemi

C. L. Oliver

University of Cape Town

S. Roy

Centro de Quimica Estrutural at Instituto Superior Tecnico

Lars Öhrström

Kemi och kemiteknik, Kemi och biokemi, Fysikalisk kemi

Dalton Transactions

1477-9226 (ISSN) 1477-9234 (eISSN)

Vol. 44 10156-10165


Oorganisk kemi


Nanovetenskap och nanoteknik