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Coexistence of Cu(ii) and Cu(i) in Cu ion-doped zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIF-8) for the dehydrogenative coupling of silanes with alcohols

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Recently, metal-ion-doped zeolitic imidazolate frameworks have gained considerable attention for their structure tailorability and potential catalytic applications. Herein, Cu ion-doped ZIF-8 nanocrystals were successfully prepared by the mechanical grinding of Cu(NO3)2, ZnO and 2-methylimidazole (HMeIM) using ethanol as an additive. In contrast to the general view that only Cu(II) is present in Cu-doped ZIF-8, we found the coexistence of Cu(II) and Cu(I) in this material, which was supported by XPS and X-ray induced Auger electron spectroscopy (XAES) characterizations. Moreover, ethanol might have acted as a reducer to induce the reduction of Cu(II) during synthesis. Due to the mixed valency of Cu ions, the Cu ion-doped ZIF-8 nanocrystals showed excellent catalytic performance in the dehydrogenative coupling of silanes with alcohols.

Graphical abstract: Coexistence of Cu(ii) and Cu(i) in Cu ion-doped zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIF-8) for the dehydrogenative coupling of silanes with alcohols

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The article was received on 05 Aug 2019, accepted on 07 Oct 2019 and first published on 11 Oct 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT03181B
Dalton Trans., 2019,48, 16562-16568

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    Coexistence of Cu(II) and Cu(I) in Cu ion-doped zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIF-8) for the dehydrogenative coupling of silanes with alcohols

    Y. Dai, P. Xing, X. Cui, Z. Li and X. Zhang, Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 16562
    DOI: 10.1039/C9DT03181B

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