Metal-organic and covalent organic frameworks as single-site catalysts

S.M.J. Rogge, Anastasiya Bavykina, Julianna Hajek, H Garcia, Alma Olivos Suarez, A. Sepúlveda-Escribano, A. Vimont, G Clet, P. Bazin, Freek Kapteijn, Marco Daturi, E.V. Ramos-Fernandez, FX Llabres i Xamena, V Van Speybroeck, Jorge Gascon

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Heterogeneous single-site catalysts consist of isolated, well-defined, active sites that are spatially separated in a given solid and, ideally, structurally identical. In this review, the potential of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) and covalent organic frameworks (COFs) as platforms for the development of heterogeneous single-site catalysts is reviewed thoroughly. In the first part of this article, synthetic strategies and progress in the implementation of such sites in these two classes of materials are discussed. Because these solids are excellent playgrounds to allow a better understanding of catalytic functions, we highlight the most important recent advances in the modelling and spectroscopic characterization of single-site catalysts based on these materials. Finally, we discuss the potential of MOFs as materials in which several single-site catalytic functions can be combined within one framework along with their potential as powerful enzyme-mimicking materials. The review is wrapped up with our personal vision on future research directions.
Original languageEnglish
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017


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