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Intracrystalline diffusion in Metal Organic Framework during heterogeneous catalysis: Influence of particle size on the activity of MIL-100 (Fe) for oxidation reactions

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Abstract

Three MIL-100 (Fe) samples differing in average crystal size (from 60–70 to >400 nm) have been synthesized by microwave heating using three HF/Fe3+ ratios. Oxidation of diphenylmethane with tert-butylhydroperoxide (TBHP) and thiophenol with oxygen are catalyzed by three MIL-100 (Fe) samples with similar reaction rates regardless of its average particle size. In contrast, the activity of the three MIL-100 (Fe) samples for the oxidation of bulky triphenylmethane by TBHP largely depends on the average crystal size of the sample: the smaller the average particle size, the larger the initial reaction rate of triphenylmethane oxidation. These results show that diffusion limitation takes place on MOF catalysis depending on the substrate size and provides indirect evidence that these reactions take place inside the intracrystalline space of the porous catalysts.

Graphical abstract: Intracrystalline diffusion in Metal Organic Framework during heterogeneous catalysis: Influence of particle size on the activity of MIL-100 (Fe) for oxidation reactions

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The article was received on 03 May 2011, accepted on 03 Aug 2011 and first published on 30 Aug 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10826C
Dalton Trans., 2011,40, 10719-10724

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    Intracrystalline diffusion in Metal Organic Framework during heterogeneous catalysis: Influence of particle size on the activity of MIL-100 (Fe) for oxidation reactions

    A. Dhakshinamoorthy, M. Alvaro, Y. K. Hwang, Y. Seo, A. Corma and H. Garcia, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 10719
    DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10826C

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