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A post-synthetically reduced borane-functionalised metal-organic framework with oxidation-inhibiting reactivity

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The first post-synthetic reduction of a ketone-containing metal-organic framework (MOF) is reported. The borane tetrahydrofuran complex (H3B·THF) quantitatively reduced a ketone functional group in a porous zinc(ii) IRMOF-9 scaffold at room temperature. Single crystal X-ray diffraction studies established that the crystallinity and interpenetration mode of the framework are preserved during reduction. Boron remains bound in the framework and can be removed via mild acid treatment to yield a MOF with identical properties to that prepared by direct synthesis. The boron-functionalised MOF was unable to reduce benzaldehyde but instead was found to inhibit benzaldehyde autooxidation. This journal is

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Ablott, T. A., Telfer, S. G., & Richardson, C. (2020). A post-synthetically reduced borane-functionalised metal-organic framework with oxidation-inhibiting reactivity. CrystEngComm, 22(32), 5289-5295. doi:10.1039/d0ce00930j

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85089999310

Start Page


  • 5289

End Page


  • 5295

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 32

Abstract


  • The first post-synthetic reduction of a ketone-containing metal-organic framework (MOF) is reported. The borane tetrahydrofuran complex (H3B·THF) quantitatively reduced a ketone functional group in a porous zinc(ii) IRMOF-9 scaffold at room temperature. Single crystal X-ray diffraction studies established that the crystallinity and interpenetration mode of the framework are preserved during reduction. Boron remains bound in the framework and can be removed via mild acid treatment to yield a MOF with identical properties to that prepared by direct synthesis. The boron-functionalised MOF was unable to reduce benzaldehyde but instead was found to inhibit benzaldehyde autooxidation. This journal is

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Ablott, T. A., Telfer, S. G., & Richardson, C. (2020). A post-synthetically reduced borane-functionalised metal-organic framework with oxidation-inhibiting reactivity. CrystEngComm, 22(32), 5289-5295. doi:10.1039/d0ce00930j

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85089999310

Start Page


  • 5289

End Page


  • 5295

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 32