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Enhanced catalytic activity of MnCo-MOF-74 for highly selective aerobic oxidation of substituted toluene

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A series of MnCo-MOF-74 catalysts were prepared by incorporating Mn into Co-MOF-74 via a postsynthetic exchange method, and confirmed by different characterization techniques. The resulting catalysts were analyzed in detail for toluene selective oxidation under mild conditions. Compared to the original Co-MOF-74, MnCo-MOF-74 showed enhanced catalytic activity (17.6%) and high selectivity towards benzaldehyde (98.3%). The study of adsorption between toluene and catalysts indicated that MnCo-MOF-74 catalysts benefit from the synergistic effects between the Mn and Co cations incorporated into the same framework, which promoted the efficient transformation of toluene into benzaldehyde. Moreover, MnCo-MOF-74 catalysts also converted various substituted toluene into their corresponding aldehydes under appropriate conditions. This work proposes a strategy for developing metal–organic framework materials with enhanced activity in heterogeneous catalysis.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced catalytic activity of MnCo-MOF-74 for highly selective aerobic oxidation of substituted toluene

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The article was received on 07 May 2018, accepted on 08 Jun 2018 and first published on 11 Jun 2018


Article type: Research Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8QI00429C
Citation: Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018,5, 1923-1932
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    Enhanced catalytic activity of MnCo-MOF-74 for highly selective aerobic oxidation of substituted toluene

    C. Huang, R. Liu, W. Yang, Y. Li, J. Huang and H. Zhu, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2018, 5, 1923
    DOI: 10.1039/C8QI00429C

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