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Cu and Au Metal–Organic Frameworks Bridge the Gap between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysts for Alkene Cyclopropanation Reactions

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  • Avelino Corma Prof.,

    1. Inst. Tecnología Química, UPV-CSIC, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Avda los Naranjos, s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain), Fax: (+34) 963877809
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  • Marta Iglesias Prof.,

    1. Inst. Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, C/Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 3, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid (Spain)
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  • Francesc X. Llabrés i Xamena Dr.,

    1. Inst. Tecnología Química, UPV-CSIC, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Avda los Naranjos, s/n, 46022 Valencia (Spain), Fax: (+34) 963877809
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  • Félix Sánchez Prof.

    1. Instituto de Química Orgánica General, CSIC, C/Juan de la Cierva 3, 28006 Madrid (Spain)
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Abstract

The copper and gold metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) [Cu3(BTC)2(H2O)3]n, [Cu3(BTC)2] (BTC=benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate), and IRMOF-3-SI-Au are active and reusable solid catalysts for the cyclopropanation of alkenes with high chemo- and diastereoselectivities. This type of material gives better results than previous solid catalysts while working together with the homogeneous catalysts. These MOFs can help to bridge the gap between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.

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