Joining together two diamidocarbazole moieties with a flexible linker led to a selective fluorescent sensor for an extremely hydrophilic sulfate anion, which works even in the presence of 25% of water! It allowed sulfate detection in real world samples, such as mineral waters, which contain many other anions. See more.
Diaminocarbazole was also used to construct a new catalytic system, composed of bimetallic Au@Pt nanoparticles dispersed in a conducting polymer. Our new organic-inorganic hybrid system shows enhanced activity towards formic acid electrooxidation. See more.
Despite their record-braking sorption capacities, metal−organic frameworks (MOFs) have rarely been used for the immobilization of homogeneous catalysts by simple absorption from solution. Here we demonstrate that this simple strategy allows the first successful immobilization of olefin metathesis catalysts inside MOFs. Ruthenium alkylidene complexes bearing ammonium-tagged NHC ligands were successfully supported inside (Al)MIL-101-NH2·HCl. The materials thus obtained are true heterogeneous catalysts, active toward various substrates with TONs up to 8900 (in batch conditions) or 4700 (in continuous flow). Although the catalysts were held inside the MOF by noncovalent forces only, leaching was not observed and heavy metal contamination of the products was found to be below the detection limit of ICP MS (0.02 ppm). The robustness of the catalyst attachment allowed their use in a continuous flow setup.
In our fist MOF paper we have described the first post-synthetic protection/deprotection method suitable for amino MOFs.
Dr Nicolai Nikishkin dołączył do naszego Zespołu po rekrutacji do projektu IDEAS PLUS. Witamy na pokładzie! Zobacz zdjęcia.Nicolai Nikishkin, PhD joined the group following recruitment to the IDEAS PLUS project. Welcome aboard! See pictures.
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