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Transition metal complexes supported on metal-organic frameworks for heterogeneous catalysts

United States Patent

February 7, 2017
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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)
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
14/ 824,955
August 12, 2015
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.