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MOF-Supported Selective Ethylene Dimerization Single-Site Catalysts through One-Pot Postsynthetic Modification

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posted on 2016-02-19, 16:45 authored by Jerome Canivet, Sonia Aguado, Yves Schuurman, David Farrusseng
The one-pot postfunctionalization allows anchoring a molecular nickel complex into a mesoporous metal–organic framework (Ni@(Fe)­MIL-101). It is generating a very active and reusable catalyst for the liquid-phase ethylene dimerization to selectively form 1-butene. Higher selectivity for 1-butene is found using the Ni@(Fe)­MIL-101 catalyst than reported for molecular nickel diimino complexes.