Cyclohexene epoxidation with H2O2in the vapor and liquid phases over a vanadium-based metal-organic framework

Tae Ung Yoon, Sol Ahn, Ah Reum Kim, Justin M. Notestein, Omar K. Farha, Youn Sang Bae

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A metal-organic framework, MIL-47(V) containing coordinatively saturated V+IV sites linked together by terephthalic linkers, was prepared by a solvothermal method and evaluated as a catalyst in the epoxidation of cyclohexene. We have compared the catalytic activity in the condensed and gas phase oxidation of cyclohexene to discuss the effect of temperature and reaction phase in cyclohexene epoxidation over MIL-47(V). The catalysts were examined for the epoxidation of cyclohexene with H2O2 at 50, 65, 120, and 150 °C. We observed significant differences in product selectivity between liquid-phase and gas-phase operations and confirmed that the active sites are tightly incorporated into the MOF as node channels and thus resistant to leaching.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4580-4585
Number of pages6
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jul 21

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Funding Information:
The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center, an EFRC funded by the DOE, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (DESC0012702). This work was also supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea under Grant No. NRF-2019R1A2C2002313.

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  • Catalysis


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