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Synthesis of vanillin via a catalytically active Cu(II)-metal organic polyhedron

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Crystalline Cu(II)-MOP 1 was employed for the first time in the catalytic conversion of trans-ferulic acid to vanillin. The generation of uncoordinated Cu(II) metal sites within MOP 1 by activation as well as sonication, revealed its catalytic potential that afforded a reaction yield of 60%. Complementary cyclic voltammetry experiments (CVs) demonstrated the formation of the complex Cu–H2O2, which supported the reaction mechanism proposed here.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of vanillin via a catalytically active Cu(ii)-metal organic polyhedron

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The article was received on 23 Dec 2016, accepted on 23 Jan 2017 and first published on 23 Jan 2017

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE02621D
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2017, Advance Article
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    Synthesis of vanillin via a catalytically active Cu(II)-metal organic polyhedron

    E. Sánchez-González, A. López-Olvera, O. Monroy, J. Aguilar-Pliego, J. Gabriel Flores, A. Islas-Jácome, M. A. Rincón-Guevara, E. González-Zamora, B. Rodríguez-Molina and I. A. Ibarra, CrystEngComm, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C6CE02621D

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