MOF-253-Pd(OAc)2: a recyclable MOF for transition-metal catalysis in water
Van Zeeland, Ryan
We report palladium(II)-functionalized MOF-253 (MOF-253-Pd(OAc)2) as a recyclable catalyst to form all-carbon quaternary centers via conjugate additions of arylboronic acids to β,β-disubstituted enones in aqueous media. We demonstrate MOF-253-Pd(OAc)2 can be reused 8 times to form ketone products in yields above 75% while maintaining its crystallinity. Additions of a range of stereoelectronically diverse arylboronic acids to a variety of β,β-disubstituted enones catalyzed by MOF-253-Pd(OAc)2 occur in modest-to-high yields (34–95%).
This article is published as Van Zeeland, Ryan, Xinle Li, Wenyu Huang, and Levi M. Stanley. "MOF-253-Pd (OAc) 2: a recyclable MOF for transition-metal catalysis in water." RSC Advances 6, no. 61 (2016): 56330-56334. doi: 10.1039/C6RA12746K. Posted with permission.