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Gas Phase Catalysis at Room Temperature

Immobilization of an Iridium Pincer Complex in a Microporous Polymer for Application in Room-Temperature Gas Phase Catalysis

M. König, M. Rigo, N. Chaoui, T. Tran Ngoc, J. D. Epping, J. Schmidt, P. Pachfule, M.-Y. Ye, M. Trunk, J. F. Teichert, M. Drieß, A.Thomas Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 19830–19834

The groups of Johannes Teichert, Matthias Drieß and Arne Thomas have achieved the immobilization of a metal-organic pincer-type complex within a microporous polymer network, using the concepts of surface organometallic chemistry. The resulting solid catalyst exhibits isolated active metal sites in a highly porous, chemically robust and inert environment and thus a former molecular catalyst is now viable for gas phase catalytic reactions, here the hydrogenation of alkenes.

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