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Building a Shp: A New Rare-Earth Metal-Organic Framework and Its Application in a Catalytic Photo-Oxidation Reaction

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submitted on 21.05.2020 and posted on 22.05.2020 by Victor Quezada-Novoa, Hatem M. Titi, Amy Sarjeant, Ashlee J Howarth
The design and synthesis of new metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) is important from both a fundamental and application standpoint. In this work, a novel, highly‐connected rare‐earth (RE) MOF with shp topology is reported, named RE‐CU‐10 (RE = rare‐earth, CU = Concordia University), comprised of nonanuclear RE(III)‐cluster nodes and tetratopic pyrene‐based linkers. This represents the first time that the 1,3,6,8‐tetrakis(p‐benzoic acid)pyrene (H4TBAPy) linker is integrated in the shp topology. Y‐CU‐10 was explored as a heterogeneous photocatalyst for the selective oxidation and detoxification of a sulfur mustard simulant, 2‐chloroethyl ethyl sulfide (2‐CEES), showing a halflife for conversion to the less toxic 2‐chloroethyl ethyl sulfoxide (2‐CEESO) of 6.0 min.

Funding

NSERC Discovery Grant

History

Email Address of Submitting Author

ashlee.howarth@concordia.ca

Institution

Concordia University

Country

Canada

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0002-9180-4084

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

no conflict of interest

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