Privileged phosphine-based metal-organic frameworks for broad-scope asymmetric catalysis

Joseph M. Falkowski, Takahiro Sawano, Teng Zhang, Galen Tsun, Yuan Chen, Jenny V. Lockard, Wenbin Lin

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A robust and porous Zr metal-organic framework (MOF) based on a BINAP-derived dicarboxylate linker, BINAP-MOF, was synthesized and post-synthetically metalated with Ru and Rh complexes to afford highly enantioselective catalysts for important organic transformations. The Rh-functionalized MOF is not only highly enantioselective (up to >99% ee) but also 3 times as active as the homogeneous control. XAFS studies revealed that the Ru-functionalized MOF contains Ru-BINAP precatalysts with the same coordination environment as the homogeneous Ru complex. The post-synthetically metalated BINAP-MOFs provide a versatile family of single-site solid catalysts for catalyzing a broad scope of asymmetric organic transformations, including addition of aryl and alkyl groups to α,β-unsaturated ketones and hydrogenation of substituted alkene and carbonyl compounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5213-5216
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number14
StatePublished - Apr 9 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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