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Constructing Two Dimensional Amide Porous Polymer to Promote Selective Oxidation Reactions

Abstract

The covalent organic polymer is an elegant way to design material through various topologies, and exploration of new structures and properties. We report here the synthesis of a novel porous polymer framework with [3+2] structure motif via the condensation of 1,3,5-benzenetricarbonyl trichloride and p-phenylenediamine. The resulting highly stable mesoporous 2D framework material exhibits continuous conjugation of π-electronic system. Apart from gas adsorption properties, this material shows remarkable catalytic activity manifested by the conjugated π-cloud and amide functionality in selective oxidation reactions. Utmost selectivity of the reaction that exclusively yielded aldehydes from benzyl alcohols via a free radical pathway is proposed and demonstrated. This is one of the rare cases of any organic polymer material acting as an outstanding organic catalyst with no metal add-ons.

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The article was received on 15 Apr 2017, accepted on 14 Jun 2017 and first published on 14 Jun 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7CY00747G
Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Constructing Two Dimensional Amide Porous Polymer to Promote Selective Oxidation Reactions

    B. Sarma, R. Khatioda, D. Talukdar, B. Saikia and K. K. Bania, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7CY00747G

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