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Materials 2010, 3(4), 2447-2462; doi:10.3390/ma3042447

New Element Organic Frameworks Based on Sn, Sb, and Bi, with Permanent Porosity and High Catalytic Activity

1 Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Dresden University of Technology, Mommsenstraße 6, D-01062 Dresden, Germany 2 Faculty of Physics and Earth Science, University of Leipzig, Linnéstraße 5, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany
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Received: 31 January 2010 / Accepted: 25 March 2010 / Published: 30 March 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organometallic Compounds)
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We present new element organic frameworks based on Sn, Sb and Bi atoms connected via organic linkers by element-carbon bonds. The open frameworks are characterized by specific surface areas (BET) of up to 445 m2 g-1 and a good stability under ambient conditions resulting from a highly hydrophobic inner surface. They show good performance as heterogeneous catalysts in the cyanosylilation of benzaldehyde as a test reaction. Due to their catalytic activity, this class of materials might be able to replace common homogeneous element-organic and often highly toxic catalysts especially in the food industry.
Keywords: element organic frameworks; EOF; heterogeneous catalysis element organic frameworks; EOF; heterogeneous catalysis
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Fritsch, J.; Rose, M.; Wollmann, P.; Böhlmann, W.; Kaskel, S. New Element Organic Frameworks Based on Sn, Sb, and Bi, with Permanent Porosity and High Catalytic Activity. Materials 2010, 3, 2447-2462.

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