Heterogeneous catalysts are often preferred because of their robustness and lower operating costs, but homogenous catalysts still dominate when high selectivity is needed -- finding superior heterogeneous catalysts has been a challenge. Work from NCCR MARVEL shows how MOF micropores can enhance selectivity to levels that cannot be achieved with existing catalysts. The easy experimental protocol and MOF flexibility means the approach represents a powerful tool for designing selective catalytic heterogeneous processes in the fine chemical industry.
- Nature Communications
- Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, European Research Council, Materials' Revolution: Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials (MARVEL), and others