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Incorporating metal organic frameworks within microstructured optical fibers toward scalable photoreactors

Incorporating metal organic frameworks within microstructured optical fibers toward scalable photoreactors
Incorporating metal organic frameworks within microstructured optical fibers toward scalable photoreactors
Optical fiber technology has revolutionized the telecommunications industry, though is still under‐utilized in chemistry. Optical fibers open many avenues for introducing, and containing, light in chemical reactions, as part of a photoreactor. This work shows, for the first time, a design strategy for incorporating a photocatalytic, nanoporous framework (Co ZIF‐67) within the internal capillaries of an optical fiber, in doing so creating an all‐in‐one, plug‐in‐and‐play photoreactor. This system improves the reactivity of the photocatalyst, relative to the powdered form, for C—H activation leading to C—C bond formation, a significant process in pharmaceutical and organic synthesis. Performing this reaction using solar energy, and low temperature demonstrates the clear potential for these systems for large scale industrial applications.
cross-dehydrogenative coupling reaction, metal organic frameworks, microstructured optical fibers, photocatalysis, photoreactor, porous materials, sustainable technology
2195-1071
2001421
Potter, Matthew E.
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Ignatyev, Konstantin
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Potter, Matthew E., Stewart, Daniel J., Ignatyev, Konstantin, Bradley, Tom, Sazio, Pier J. A. and Raja, Robert (2020) Incorporating metal organic frameworks within microstructured optical fibers toward scalable photoreactors. Advanced Optical Materials, 2001421. (doi:10.1002/adom.202001421).

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Abstract

Optical fiber technology has revolutionized the telecommunications industry, though is still under‐utilized in chemistry. Optical fibers open many avenues for introducing, and containing, light in chemical reactions, as part of a photoreactor. This work shows, for the first time, a design strategy for incorporating a photocatalytic, nanoporous framework (Co ZIF‐67) within the internal capillaries of an optical fiber, in doing so creating an all‐in‐one, plug‐in‐and‐play photoreactor. This system improves the reactivity of the photocatalyst, relative to the powdered form, for C—H activation leading to C—C bond formation, a significant process in pharmaceutical and organic synthesis. Performing this reaction using solar energy, and low temperature demonstrates the clear potential for these systems for large scale industrial applications.

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Accepted/In Press date: 20 November 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 23 December 2020
Keywords: cross-dehydrogenative coupling reaction, metal organic frameworks, microstructured optical fibers, photocatalysis, photoreactor, porous materials, sustainable technology

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Local EPrints ID: 447888
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/447888
ISSN: 2195-1071
PURE UUID: 04b55866-c76f-4b79-a12e-e163612510f5
ORCID for Matthew E. Potter: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9849-3306
ORCID for Daniel J. Stewart: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3409-6517
ORCID for Tom Bradley: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6568-5811
ORCID for Pier J. A. Sazio: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6506-9266
ORCID for Robert Raja: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4161-7053

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Date deposited: 25 Mar 2021 18:26
Last modified: 12 May 2021 01:47

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