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An Effective Strategy in the Creating of Asymmetric MOFs for Chirality Induction: Chiral Zr-based MOF in Enantioselective Epoxidation

Abstract

Recently the construction of chiral MOFs (CMOFs) as a challenge is very difficult and complex. For the first time, we synthesized a chiral Zr-based MOF with L-tartaric acid by solvent assisted ligand incorporation (SALI). We showed that a CMOF can be postsynthetically generated by the simple method: incorporated chiral carboxylic groups on the achiral NU-1000. The post-synthesized chiral NU-1000 was used as an asymmetric support for producing a chiral catalyst with molybdenum catalytic active centers as Lewis acid sites. Enantioselective epoxidation of various prochiral alkens to epoxids by using [C-NU-1000-Mo] is comparable to the other asymmetric homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts along with high enantiomeric excess and selectivity to epoxide (up to 100%). The CMOF could be reused in the styrene oxidation after five cycles without substantial deterioration in the CMOF crystallinity or catalytic performance after five cycles.

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The article was received on 22 Mar 2019, accepted on 15 May 2019 and first published on 16 May 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9CY00565J
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, Accepted Manuscript

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    An Effective Strategy in the Creating of Asymmetric MOFs for Chirality Induction: Chiral Zr-based MOF in Enantioselective Epoxidation

    K. Berijani, A. Morsali and J. T. Hupp, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C9CY00565J

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