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A bifunctional MOF catalyst containing metal-phosphine and lewis acidic active sites

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  • Ram R. R. Prasad
  • Daniel M. Dawson
  • Professor Paul Cox
  • Sharon E. Ashbrook
  • Paul A. Wright
  • Matthew Lee Clarke
Post‐synthetic modification of the hafnium metal‐organic framework MOF‐808(Hf) to include triarylphosphine ligands is reported. Sulfonated phenylphosphines are incorporated without oxidation to give a 'MOF‐ligand' that can complex late transition metals such as Ir and Rh to give a bifunctional catalyst containing both metal‐phosphine complexes and the Lewis acidic framework hafnium metal sites. The metallated phosphine‐bearing MOFs act as fully heterogeneous bifunctional catalysts for tandem reductive amination and hydroaminomethylation reactions.
Original languageEnglish
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Early online date6 Jul 2018
Publication statusEarly online - 6 Jul 2018


  • A Bifunctional MOF catalyst

    Rights statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Prasad, R., Dawson, D., Cox, P., Ashbrook, S., Wright, P. and Clarke, M. (2018), A Bifunctional MOF catalyst containing Metal‐Phosphine and Lewis Acidic Active Sites. Chem. Eur. J.. Accepted Author Manuscript., which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

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