Synthesis of a Pyrazole-Based Microporous Organic Polymer for High-Performance CO2Capture and Alkyne Carboxylation

Yao Cui, Ze Xu, Hai Yan Li, David James Young, Zhi Gang Ren, Hong Xi Li

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The methodology for the transformation of CO2into high-value chemicals is the Holy Grail of sustainable chemistry [ Carter et al. Acc. Chem. Res. 2017, 50, 472-475 ]. Herein, we report the carboxylation of alkynes with CO2catalyzed by silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) supported by a microporous organic polymer (MOP) under mild reaction conditions. A pyrazole-based MOP (MOP-PZ) with abundant NH and N═C groups was prepared by Scholl coupling of 3,5-diphenyl-1H-pyrazole. Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) were successfully embedded in MOP-PZ to produce a stable MOP-PZ-Ag hybrid material. The as-prepared MOP-PZ and MOP-PZ-Ag materials could absorb significant concentrations of CO2of 202 and 183.7 mg g-1, respectively, under 1 bar at 273 K. Multifunctional MOP-PZ-Ag efficiently catalyzed the carboxylation of various terminal alkynes with CO2to yield propiolic acids under ambient pressure at 50 °C. This heterogeneous catalyst could be recycled five times without significant degradation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4512-4520
Number of pages9
JournalACS Applied Polymer Materials
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2020


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