[Cu(H2btec)(bipy)]: Reusable metal organic polymer catalyst for epoxidation reactions

Pedro Aguirre, Kareen Brown, Diego Venegas-Yazigi, Verónica Paredes-García, Evgenia Spodine

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The search of new inorganic materials with better catalytic properties is an important field of research. Reusability, efficiency and atom economy correspond to the main parameters to characterize a catalyst. In this work, we inform the effectiveness of [Cu(H2btec)(bipy)] (H4btec = 1,2,4,5-benzenetetracarboxylic acid) as an heterogeneous coordination polymer catalyst for the oxidation of olefins. The catalyst exhibits good atom economy, high turnover numbers and good selectivity for a ratio of 4000/1 substrate/catalyst for cyclohexene and styrene oxidation. Furthermore, the catalyst was recycled and reused for seven consecutive cycles, retaining the structural integrity and effectiveness as catalyst in all the performed experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-71
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecular Symposia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011


  • catalysis
  • metal-polymer complex
  • olefin epoxidation
  • reusable catalyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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