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Project 8



      Professor Dr. Frank Glorius, Münster
      University of Münster
      Institute of Organic Chemistry

      Professor Dr. Stefan Kaskel, Dresden
      University of Technology Dresden
      Department of Chemistry and Food Chemistry
      Chair of Inorganic Chemistry I

      Professor Dr.-Ing. Elias Klemm, Stuttgart
      University of Stuttgart
      Institute of Technical Chemistry


      New Functional Metal-Organic Frameworks for (Enantio)selective Catalysis and Sepration


      Limited natural resources and an increasing demand for enantiomerically pure compounds render catalysis and especially asymmetric catalysis to be a key technology. Although the field of asymmetric catalysis has been dominated for a long time by homogeneous catalysis because of the excellent selectivity and activity obtained, heterogeneous catalysts can offer even more than facile separation or recycling. It has been shown that activity and selectivity comparing favorably with homogeneous catalysts can be obtained and novel, efficient reaction mechanisms can be employed to solve remaining synthetic problems.
      The modular de novo construction of MOFs seems to be ideal for the integration of catalytically active (chiral) functions. An interdisciplinary cooperation between organic chemists (chiral linker synthesis), inorganic chemists (MOF synthesis), and technical chemists (asymmetric catalysis and sepration) provides the complementary expertise needed for the preparation of highly ordered metal-organic catalysts and allows a rational design, synthesis and the unequivocal structural characterization to give tailor-made asymmetric catalysts for new applications.



      Di- and tricarboxylate linker were modified using chiral oxazolidinones, successfully converted to the high porous MOFs (Zn3(ChirBTB-1)2(DEF)3, Zn3(ChirBTB-1)2(DEF)3, ChirUMCM-1 at al) and applied in asymmetric Mukaiyama aldol reactions. The MOFs have been also investigated in adsorption, separation and diffusion studies. Inter alia, a MOF-filled HPLC-column was used to investigate the selective separation of various isomers. On the oxazolidinone modified MOFs an enantioselective interaction could be observed. Solid-state NMR was used for investigation of the effect of probe molecules on the MOFs.


      M. Padmanaban, P. Muller, C. Lieder, K. Gedrich, R. Grunker, V. Bon, I. Senkovska, S. Baumgartner, S. Opelt, S. Paasch, E. Brunner, F. Glorius, E. Klemm and S. Kaskel
      "Application of a chiral metal-organic framework in enantioselective separation"

      Chem. Commun., 47 (2011) 12089


      K. Gedrich, M. Heitbaum, A. Notzon, I. Senkovska, R. Fröhlich, J. Getzschmann, U. Mueller, F. Glorius and S. Kaskel
      "A new family of chiral Metal-Organic Frameworks"

      Chem. Eur. J., 17 (2011) 2099


      N. Klein, I. Senkovska, I.A. Baburin, R. Grünker, U. Stoeck, M. Schlichtenmayer, B. Streppel, U. Mueller, S. Leoni, M. Hirscher and S. Kaskel
      "Route to a Family of Robust, Non-interpenetrated Metal–Organic Frameworks with pto-like Topology"

      Chemistry – A European Journal, 17 (2011) 13007


      H.C. Hoffmann, B. Assfour, F. Epperlein, N. Klein, S. Paasch, I. Senkovska, S. Kaskel, G. Seifert and E. Brunner
      "High-Pressure in Situ 129Xe NMR Spectroscopy and Computer Simulations of Breathing Transitions in the Metal-Organic Framework Ni2(2,6-ndc)2(dabco) (DUT-8(Ni))"

      J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133 (2011) 8681


      A. Henschel, I. Senkovska and S. Kaskel
      "Liquid-phase adsorption on metal-organic frameworks"

      Adsorption, 17 (2011) 219


      P. Wollmann, M. Leistner, U. Stoeck, R. Grunker, K. Gedrich, N. Klein, O. Throl, W. Grahlert, I. Senkovska, F. Dreisbach and S. Kaskel
      "High-throughput screening: speeding up porous materials discovery"

      Chem. Commun. (Cambridge, U. K.), 47 (2011) 5151


      I.M. Hauptvogel, R. Biedermann, N. Klein, I. Senkovska, A. Cadiau, D. Wallacher, R. Feyerherm and S. Kaskel
      "Flexible and Hydrophobic Zn-Based Metal-Organic Framework"

      Inorg. Chem., 50 (2011) 8367


      R. Grünker, I. Senkovska, R. Biedermann, N. Klein, M.R. Lohe, P. Muller and S. Kaskel
      "A highly porous flexible Metal-Organic Framework with corundum topology"

      Chem. Commun., 47 (2011) 490


      Prof. Dr. Stefan Kaskel
      "Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) "

      Chemie Ingenieur Technik (2010) 82(7), 1019-1023


      Gedrich, Kristina; Senkovska, Irena; Baburin, Igor A.; Mueller, Uwe; Trapp, Oliver; Kaskel, Stefan.
      "New Chiral and Flexible Metal-Organic Framework with a Bifunctional Spiro Linker and Zn4O-Nodes. "

      Inorganic Chemistry (Washington, DC, United States) 2010, 49(10), 4440-4446.


      Fritsch, Julia; Rose, Marcus; Wollmann, Philipp; Boehlmann, Winfried; Kaskel, Stefan.
      "New element organic frameworks based on Sn, Sb, and Bi, with permanent porosity and high catalytic activity."

      Materials 2010, 3, 2447-2462.


      Klein, Nicole; Henschel, Antje; Kaskel, Stefan.
      "n-Butane adsorption on Cu3(btc)2 and MIL-101."

      Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2010, 129(1-2), 238-242


      Christian Lieder, Sabine Opelt, Michael Dyballa, Harald Henning, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elias Klemm, Prof. Dr. Michael Hunger
      "Adsorbate Effect on AlO4(OH)2 Centers in the Metal-Organic Framework MIL-53 Investigated by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy"

      Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114 (39) (2010) 16596--16602


      Klein, Nicole; Senkovska, Irena; Gedrich, Kristina; Stoeck, Ulrich; Henschel, Antje; Mueller, Uwe; Kaskel, Stefan.
      "A Mesoporous Metal-Organic Framework."

      Angewandte Chemie, International Edition 2009, 48(52), 9954-9957, S9954/1-S9954/6


      Lohe, Martin R.; Rose, Marcus; Kaskel, Stefan.
      "Metal-organic framework (MOF) aerogels with high micro- and macroporosity."

      Chemical Communications (Cambridge, United Kingdom) 2009, (40), 6056-6058


      Senkovska, Irena; Hoffmann, Frank; Froeba, Michael; Getzschmann, Juergen; Boehlmann, Winfried; Kaskel, Stefan.
      "New highly porous aluminium based metal- organic frameworks: Al(OH)(ndc) (ndc=2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylate)and Al(OH)(bpdc)(bpdc=4,4'-biphenyl dicarboxylate)"

      Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2009, 122(1-3), 93-98


      Kuesgens, Pia; Siegle, Sven; Kaskel, Stefan.
      "Crystal growth of the metal-organic framework Cu3(BTC)2 on the surface of pulp fibers."

      Advanced Engineering Materials 2009, 11(1-2), 93-95


      Kuesgens, Pia; Rose, Marcus; Senkovska, Irena; Froede, Heidrun; Henschel, Antje; Siegle, Sven; Kaskel, Stefan.
      "Characterization of metal-organic frameworks by water adsorption"

      Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2009, 120(3), 325-330


      Lohe Martin R; Rose Marcus; Kaskel Stefan
      "Metal-organic framework (MOF) aerogels with high micro- and macroporosity"

      Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)2009, (40), 6056-8.


      Sabine Opelt , Stefan Türk , Enrico Dietzsch , Antje Henschel ,Prof.Dr. Stefan Kaskel , Prof.Dr.Elias Klemm
      "Preparation of palladium supported on MOF-5 and its use as hydrogenation catalyst"

      Catalysis Communications 9 (2008) 1286–1290







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