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Facile synthesis of Cu3(BTC)2/cellulose acetate mixed matrix membranes and their catalytic applications in continuous flow process

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Abstract

Metal–organic framework (MOF)-based mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) were fabricated by a combination of Cu3(BTC)2 MOF and polymer cellulose acetate. The cellulose acetate in the MMMs served as the matrix and the Cu3(BTC)2 MOF as the filler. The as-synthesized MMMs were utilized as a heterogeneous catalyst for aldehyde acetalization. The characterization techniques indicated that the Cu3(BTC)2 crystals were uniformly dispersed in the MMMs. The BET surface area of the Cu3(BTC)2-based MMM was measured to be 459 m2 g−1 at 60 wt% Cu3(BTC)2 loading. Furthermore, the MMMs served as an excellent catalyst under our continuous flow catalytic reaction conditions. The optimal catalytic result of benzaldehyde yield reached 94% with 60 wt% Cu3(BTC)2 loading of the MMMs at room temperature and the benzaldehyde diethyl acetal reached 0.59 mmol min−1 gCu-BTC−1.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of Cu3(BTC)2/cellulose acetate mixed matrix membranes and their catalytic applications in continuous flow process

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The article was received on 26 Feb 2017, accepted on 22 May 2017 and first published on 28 Jul 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ00672A
Citation: New J. Chem., 2017,41, 9123-9129
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    Facile synthesis of Cu3(BTC)2/cellulose acetate mixed matrix membranes and their catalytic applications in continuous flow process

    J. Hou, Y. Luan, X. Huang, H. Gao, M. Yang and Y. Lu, New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 9123
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ00672A

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