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Transition Metal Complexes Supported on Metal-Organic Frameworks for Heterogeneous Catalysts

United States Patent Application

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A robust mesoporous metal-organic framework comprising a hafnium-based metal-organic framework and a single-site zirconium-benzyl species is provided. The hafnium, zirconium-benzyl metal-organic framework is useful as a catalyst for the polymerization of an alkene.
Farha, Omar K. (Glenview, IL), Hupp, Joseph T. (Northfield, IL), Delferro, Massimiliano (Chicago, IL), Klet, Rachel C. (Evanston, IL)
14/ 824,955
August 12, 2015
[0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-SC0012702 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.