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Insights into the solvent-assisted degradation of organophosphorus compounds by a Zr-based metal–organic framework

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Abstract

The degradation of a chemical warfare agent simulant using a catalytically active Zr-based metal–organic framework (MOF) as a function of different solvent systems was investigated. Complementary molecular modelling studies indicate that the differences in the degradation rates are related to the increasing size in the nucleophile, which hinders the rotation of the product molecule during degradation. Methanol was identified as an appropriate solvent for non-aqueous degradation applications and demonstrated to support the MOF-based destruction of both sarin and soman.

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The article was received on 17 Sep 2019, accepted on 10 Oct 2019 and first published on 11 Oct 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT03710A
Dalton Trans., 2019, Advance Article

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    Insights into the solvent-assisted degradation of organophosphorus compounds by a Zr-based metal–organic framework

    J. A. Harvey, C. J. Pearce, M. G. Hall, E. J. Bruni, J. B. DeCoste and D. F. Sava Gallis, Dalton Trans., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9DT03710A

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