A Simple and Non-Destructive Method for Assessing the Incorporation of Bipyridine Dicarboxylates as Linkers within Metal-Organic Frameworks

Christopher H. Hendon, Jonathan Bonnefoy, Elsje Alessandra Quadrelli, Jerome Canivet, Matthew B. Chambers, Gwenaelle Rousse, Aron Walsh, Marc Fontecave, Caroline Mellot-Draznieks

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Abstract

As a novel avenue for applications, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are increasingly used for heterogenizing catalytic molecular species as linkers into their crystalline framework. These multifunctional compounds can be accessed with mixed linkers synthesis or postsynthetic-exchange strategies. Major limitations still reside in their challenging characterization; in particular, to provide evidence of the genuine incorporation of the functionalized linkers into the framework and their quantification. Herein, we demonstrate that a combination of computational chemistry, spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction allows access to a non-destructive analysis of mixed-linker UiO-67-type materials featuring biphenyl- and bipyridine-dicarboxylates. Our UV/Vis-based methodology has been further applied to characterize a series of Rh-functionalized UiO-67-type catalysts. The proposed approach allows a recurrent key issue in the characterization of similar supported organometallic systems to be solved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3713-3718
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume22
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 7

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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    Hendon, C. H., Bonnefoy, J., Quadrelli, E. A., Canivet, J., Chambers, M. B., Rousse, G., Walsh, A., Fontecave, M., & Mellot-Draznieks, C. (2016). A Simple and Non-Destructive Method for Assessing the Incorporation of Bipyridine Dicarboxylates as Linkers within Metal-Organic Frameworks. Chemistry - A European Journal, 22(11), 3713-3718. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201600143