Hierarchical Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 Catalyst for Monoglyceride Synthesis

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  • Dr. Lik H. Wee,

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    1. Centre for Surface Science and Catalysis, KU Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23, Heverlee, B3001 (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 163-21998
    • Centre for Surface Science and Catalysis, KU Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23, Heverlee, B3001 (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 163-21998

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  • Tristan Lescouet,

    1. Institut de Recherche sur la Catalyse et l'Environnement de Lyon (IRCELYON), University Lyon 1, CNRS, 2 Av. Albert Einstein, Villeurbanne, 69626 (France)
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  • Jayashree Ethiraj,

    1. NIS Centre of Excellence and INSTM Reference Centre, Department of Chemistry, University of Turin, Via Quarello 15, Turin, 10135 (Italy)
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  • Dr. Francesca Bonino,

    1. NIS Centre of Excellence and INSTM Reference Centre, Department of Chemistry, University of Turin, Via Quarello 15, Turin, 10135 (Italy)
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  • Dr. Roxana Vidruk,

    1. Blechner Center for Industrial Catalysis and Process Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva (Israel)
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  • Dr. Eva Garrier,

    1. Novance, Rue les rives de l'Oise, Venette, B.P. 20609, Compiegne, Cedex, 60206 (France)
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  • Dr. Dirk Packet,

    1. Novance, Rue les rives de l'Oise, Venette, B.P. 20609, Compiegne, Cedex, 60206 (France)
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  • Prof. Silvia Bordiga,

    1. NIS Centre of Excellence and INSTM Reference Centre, Department of Chemistry, University of Turin, Via Quarello 15, Turin, 10135 (Italy)
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  • Dr. David Farrusseng,

    1. Institut de Recherche sur la Catalyse et l'Environnement de Lyon (IRCELYON), University Lyon 1, CNRS, 2 Av. Albert Einstein, Villeurbanne, 69626 (France)
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  • Prof. Moti Herskowitz,

    1. Blechner Center for Industrial Catalysis and Process Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva (Israel)
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  • Prof. Johan A. Martens

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    1. Centre for Surface Science and Catalysis, KU Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23, Heverlee, B3001 (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 163-21998
    • Centre for Surface Science and Catalysis, KU Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 23, Heverlee, B3001 (Belgium), Fax: (+32) 163-21998

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Abstract

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NanoMOF: Hierarchical zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) nanocrystals catalyze esterification of glycerol with oleic acid at low temperature and become hierarchical (see TEM micrograph) upon local transformation of the framework.

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