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Polymers 2017, 9(10), 498;

Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Nanoporous Aluminum-Based Coordination Polymers as Catalysts for Selective Sulfoxidation Reaction

Department of Chemistry, Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung Li, Taoyuan 32023, Taiwan
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Received: 23 September 2017 / Revised: 1 October 2017 / Accepted: 3 October 2017 / Published: 11 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Coordination Polymer)
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A series of aluminum-based coordination polymers or metal–organic frameworks (Al–MOFs), i.e., DUT-4, DUT-5, MIL-53, NH2-MIL-53, and MIL-100, have been facile prepared by microwave (MW)-assisted reactions and used as catalysts for selective sulfoxidation reactions. The MW-assisted synthesis drastically reduced the reaction time from few days to hours. The prepared MOFs have smaller and uniform particle sizes and better yield compared to conventional hydrothermal method. Furthermore, the Al–MOFs have been successfully demonstrated as catalysts in oxidation reaction of methyl phenyl sulfide with H2O2 as oxidant, even under mild conditions, with more than 95% conversion. View Full-Text
Keywords: aluminum; heterogeneous catalysis; oxidation of sulfides aluminum; heterogeneous catalysis; oxidation of sulfides

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Vinu, M.; Lin, W.-C.; Senthil Raja, D.; Han, J.-L.; Lin, C.-H. Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Nanoporous Aluminum-Based Coordination Polymers as Catalysts for Selective Sulfoxidation Reaction. Polymers 2017, 9, 498.

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