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Tunability of Metal Organic Frameworks as Heterogeneous Solid Catalysts for Alcohol Oxidation

Abstract

Selective benzyl alcohol oxidation (BA) to benzaldehyde has been frequently used as a benchmark reaction to evaluate the catalytic activity of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) as oxidation catalysts. Substituted BAs, aliphatic and allylic alcohols have also been often used as substrates in these studies. In the present review, the current state of the art of MOFs as heterogeneous catalysts for BA and other alcohols oxidation is described, grouping the reports according to the nature of active sites present on MOFs. Thus, MOFs in which the catalytic centres are located at the ligands, at metallic nodes, at metal nanoparticles (MNPs) incorporated within the MOF pores or photoassisted oxidations have been commented. The aim of this review is to stress the current limitations encountered in the use of MOFs, particularly with respect to MOF stability and activity and propose new targets in the area.

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The article was received on 29 Jul 2017, accepted on 12 Sep 2017 and first published on 12 Sep 2017


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC05927B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Tunability of Metal Organic Frameworks as Heterogeneous Solid Catalysts for Alcohol Oxidation

    D. Amarajothi, A. M. Asiri and H. Garcia, Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC05927B

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