Postsynthetic Modification of a Metal–Organic Framework (MOF) Structure for Enantioselective Catalytic Epoxidation (pages 443–450)
Dr. Natalia Candu, Dr. Mădălina Tudorache, Dr. Mihaela Florea, Dr. Elena Ilyes, Dr. Florin Vasiliu, Ionel Mercioniu, Prof. Dr. Simona M. Coman, Prof. Dr. Ionel Haiduc, Prof. Dr. Marius Andruh and Prof. Dr. Vasile I. Pârvulescu
Article first published online: 5 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201300076
Transformed and ready for action! Postsynthetic modification of [Cu2(mand)2(hmt)] (mand=mandelic acid, hmt=hexamethylenetetramine) results in an effective catalyst (see picture) for the enantioselective epoxidation of trans-methyl cinnamate to provide methyl (2R,3S)-phenylglycidate with a high ee value at room temperature.