Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 36, 2018
Previous Article Next Article

2-Methylimidazole-assisted synthesis of a two-dimensional MOF-5 catalyst with enhanced catalytic activity for the Knoevenagel condensation reaction

Author affiliations

Abstract

We report a facile strategy to fabricate two-dimensional (2D) MOF-5 with a thickness of 4 nm with 2-methylimidazole (2-MI) as a coordination regulator. 2-MI can inhibit the growth of MOF-5 in the vertical direction by competitive coordination to obtain 2D MOF-5. A series of test results revealed that 2-MI can exist in the crystal structure of MOF-5 nanosheets by coordination or adsorption. In addition, the presence of more exposed catalytically active sites and of weak basic sites (–NH) in MOF-5 nanosheets is beneficial for enhancing their catalytic performance in Knoevenagel condensation.

Graphical abstract: 2-Methylimidazole-assisted synthesis of a two-dimensional MOF-5 catalyst with enhanced catalytic activity for the Knoevenagel condensation reaction

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 10 Jun 2018, accepted on 24 Aug 2018 and first published on 25 Aug 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CE00954F
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2018,20, 5327-5331
  •   Request permissions

    2-Methylimidazole-assisted synthesis of a two-dimensional MOF-5 catalyst with enhanced catalytic activity for the Knoevenagel condensation reaction

    C. Guo, Y. Zhang, L. Zhang, Y. Zhang and J. Wang, CrystEngComm, 2018, 20, 5327
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CE00954F

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements