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Catalysis by metal nanoparticles embedded on metal–organic frameworks

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Abstract

The present review describes the use of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) as porous matrices to embed metal nanoparticles (MNPs) and occasionally metal oxide clusters, which are subsequently used as heterogeneous catalysts. The review is organized according to the embedded metal including Pd, Au, Ru, Cu, Pt, Ni and Ag. Emphasis is also given in the various methodologies reported for the formation of the NPs and the characterization techniques. The reactions described with this type of solid catalysts include condensation, hydrogenations, carbon–carbon coupling, alcohol oxidations and methanol synthesis among others. Remaining issues in this field have also been indicated.

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Submitted
18 Feb 2012
First published
13 Jun 2012

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 5262-5284
Article type
Critical Review

Catalysis by metal nanoparticles embedded on metal–organic frameworks

A. Dhakshinamoorthy and H. Garcia, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 5262
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35047E

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