[J. Am. Chem. Soc.] Prof. Cheng WANG & Prof. Wenbin LIN's groups published a paper entitled Molecular Iridium Complexes in Metal–Organic Frameworks Catalyze CO2 Hydrogenation via Concerted Proton and Hydride Transfer

Publish Date:2017-12-15     Visited215Times    bsp;  

Title: Molecular Iridium Complexes in Metal–Organic Frameworks Catalyze CO2 Hydrogenation via Concerted Proton and Hydride Transfer

Author: Bing An, Lingzhen Zeng, Mei Jia, Zhe Li, Zekai Lin, Yang Song, Yang Zhou, Jun Cheng*, Cheng Wang* , and Wenbin Lin*

Summary:

Molecular iridium catalysts immobilized in metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) were positioned in the condensing chamber of a Soxhlet extractor for efficient CO2 hydrogenation. Droplets of hot water seeped through the MOF catalyst to create dynamic gas/liquid interfaces which maximize the contact of CO2, H2, H2O, and the catalyst to achieve a high turnover frequency of 410 h–1under atmospheric pressure and at 85 °C. H/D kinetic isotope effect measurements and density functional theory calculations revealed concerted proton–hydride transfer in the rate-determining step of CO2 hydrogenation, which was difficult to unravel in homogeneous reactions due to base-catalyzed H/D exchange.





Full Link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.7b10922