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Inorganics 2015, 3(4), 467-481; doi:10.3390/inorganics3040467

Luminescent Lanthanide Metal Organic Frameworks for cis-Selective Isoprene Polymerization Catalysis

Univ. Lille, CNRS, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille, UMR 8181-UCCS—Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du Solide, F-59000 Lille, France
Institut Universitaire de France, 75231 Paris, France
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Academic Editors: Stephen Mansell and Steve Liddle
Received: 18 September 2015 / Revised: 27 October 2015 / Accepted: 29 October 2015 / Published: 9 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Rare Earth and Actinide Complexes)
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In this study, we are combining two areas of chemistry; solid-state coordination polymers (or Metal-Organic Framework—MOF) and polymerization catalysis. MOF compounds combining two sets of different lanthanide elements (Nd3+, Eu3+/Tb3+) were used for that purpose: the use of neodymium was required due to its well-known catalytic properties in dienes polymerization. A second lanthanide, europium or terbium, was included in the MOF structure with the aim to provide luminescent properties. Several lanthanides-based MOF meeting these criteria were prepared according to different approaches, and they were further used as catalysts for the polymerization of isoprene. Stereoregular cis-polyisoprene was received, which in some cases exhibited luminescent properties in the UV-visible range. View Full-Text
Keywords: MOF; lanthanide; neodymium; isoprene polymerisation; cis-selective; luminescence MOF; lanthanide; neodymium; isoprene polymerisation; cis-selective; luminescence

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Russell, S.; Loiseau, T.; Volkringer, C.; Visseaux, M. Luminescent Lanthanide Metal Organic Frameworks for cis-Selective Isoprene Polymerization Catalysis. Inorganics 2015, 3, 467-481.

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