cis-Decalin oxidation as a stereochemical probe of in-MOF versus on-MOF catalysis†
Development of catalyst-controlled C–H hydroxylation could provide direct access to valuable synthetic targets, such as primary metabolites. Here, we report a new family of porous materials, comprised of 2-dimensional metalloporphyrin layers and flexible aliphatic linkers, and demonstrate C–H hydroxylation activity. We demonstrate that the stereochemistry of cis-decalin oxidation provides a useful tool for differentiating catalysis in from catalysis on porous materials, which is critical to leveraging the potential of porous materials for catalyst-controlled oxidation chemistry.
- This article is part of the themed collection: 2017 Emerging Investigators