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Metal-organic framework catalysts for selective cleavage of aryl-ether bonds

United States Patent

9,718,748
August 1, 2017
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The present invention relates to methods of employing a metal-organic framework (MOF) as a catalyst for cleaving chemical bonds. In particular instances, the MOF results in selective bond cleavage that results in hydrogenolyzis. Furthermore, the MOF catalyst can be reused in multiple cycles. Such MOF-based catalysts can be useful, e.g., to convert biomass components.
Allendorf; Mark D. (Pleasanton, CA), Stavila; Vitalie (Pleasanton, CA)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 991,734
January 8, 2016
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under contract no. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention.