Single-Site Organozirconium Catalyst Embedded in a Metal-Organic Framework

Rachel C. Klet, Samat Tussupbayev, Joshua Borycz, James R. Gallagher, Madelyn M. Stalzer, Jeffrey T. Miller, Laura Gagliardi, Joseph T. Hupp, Tobin J. Marks, Christopher J. Cramer, Massimiliano Delferro, Omar K. Farha

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A structurally well-defined mesoporous Hf-based metal-organic framework (Hf-NU-1000) is employed as a well-defined scaffold for a highly electrophilic single-site d0 Zr-benzyl catalytic center. This new material Hf-NU-1000-ZrBn is fully characterized by a variety of spectroscopic techniques and DFT computation. Hf-NU-1000-ZrBn is found to be a promising single-component catalyst (i.e., not requiring a catalyst/activator) for ethylene and stereoregular 1-hexene polymerization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15680-15683
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number50
StatePublished - Dec 23 2015

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