Porphyrinic coordination polymer-type materials as heterogeneous catalysts in catechol oxidation


Coordination Polymer-type materials obtained from the reaction of 5,10,15,20-tetrakis[2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-4-(4-pyridylsulfanyl)phenyl]porphyrin (H(2)P1) and 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(4-pyridyl)porphyrin (H(2)P2) with copper(II) and zinc(II) acetate are reported. Materials show catalytic activity for the oxidation of catechol comparable to that of the copper Porphyrin-Metal Organic Framework belonging to the same family of compounds previously reported by us. The ability of the porphyrins tetrapyrrolic core to accommodate metal ions of varying charges seems to modulate the catalytic activity. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.



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Chemistry; Crystallography


Castro, KADF; Figueira, F; Mendes, RF; Paz, FAA; Neves, MDPMS; Cavaleiro, JAS; Nakagaki, S; Tome, JPC; Simoes, MMQ

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Thanks are due to Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico (CNPq), Coordenack de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior (CAPES). We wish to also thank Fundacao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia (FCT) for the financial support to QOPNA (FCT UID/QUI/00062/2013), CICECO (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007679; FCT UID/CTM/50011/2013) and CQE (FCT UID/QUI/0100/2013) research units, through national funds and, where applicable, co-financed by FEDER, within the PT2020 Partnership Agreement. K.A.D.F. Castro, R.F. Mendes, and F. Figueira gratefully acknowledge CNPq for the granted post-doctoral scholarship (Process 201107/2014-7), the Ph.D. grant No. SFRH/BD/84231/2012 and the project FCT UID/QUI/00062/2013 for the associated scholarship (Ref. BI/UI89/5508/2016), respectively.

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