Nano Research

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Hollow click-based porous organic polymers for heterogenization of [Ru(bpy)3]2+ through electrostatic interactions


porous organic polymers, hollow, heterogenization, cationic metal complex, catalysis


A facile approach for the heterogenization of transition metal catalysts using non-covalent interactions in hollow click-based porous organic polymers (H-CPPs) is presented. A catalytically active cationic species, [Ru(bpy)3]2+ (bpy = 2,2’-bipyridyl), was immobilized in H-CPPs via electrostatic interactions. The intrinsic properties of [Ru(bpy)3]2+ were well retained. The resulting Rucontaining hollow polymers exhibited excellent catalytic activity, enhanced stability, and good recyclability when used for the oxidative hydroxylation of 4-methoxyphenylboronic acid to 4-methoxyphenol under visible-light irradiation. The attractive catalytic performance mainly resulted from efficient mass transfer and the maintenance of the chemical properties of the cationic Ru complex in the H-CPPs.

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Tsinghua University Press