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Template-Directed Synthesis of Nets Based upon Octahemioctahedral Cages That Encapsulate Catalytically Active Metalloporphyrins

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posted on 18.01.2012, 00:00 by Zhenjie Zhang, Linping Zhang, Lukasz Wojtas, Mohamed Eddaoudi, Michael J. Zaworotko
meso-Tetra­(N-methyl-4-pyridyl)­porphine tetratosylate (TMPyP) templates the synthesis of six new metal–organic materials by the reaction of benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate with transition metals, five of which exhibit HKUST-1 or tbo topology (M = Fe, Mn, Co, Ni, Mg). The resulting materials, porph@MOMs, selectively encapsulate the corresponding metalloporphyrins in octahemioctahedral cages and can serve as size-selective heterogeneous catalysts for oxidation of olefins.