Ag nanoparticles supported on a resorcinol-phenylenediamine-based covalent organic framework for chemical fixation of CO2

TitleAg nanoparticles supported on a resorcinol-phenylenediamine-based covalent organic framework for chemical fixation of CO2
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsChakraborty, D, Shekhar, P, Singh, HDev, Kushwaha, R, Vinod, CP, Vaidhyanathan, R
JournalChemistry-An Asian Journal
Date PublishedOCT
Type of ArticleArticle; Early Access
ISSN1861-4728
KeywordsCO2 capture, covalent organic frameworks, cyclic carbonates, Propargyl alcohols, silver nanoparticles
Abstract

Covalent organic frameworks are a new class of crystalline organic polymers possessing a high surface area and ordered pores. Judicious selection of building blocks leads to strategic heteroatom inclusion into the COF structure. Owing to their high surface area, exceptional stability and molecular tunability, COFs are adopted for various potential applications. The heteroatoms lining in the pores of COF favor synergistic host-guest interaction to enhance a targeted property. In this report, we have synthesized a resorcinol-phenylenediamine-based COF which selectively adsorbs CO2 into its micropores (12 angstrom). The heat of adsorption value (32 kJ mol(-1)) obtained from the virial model at zero-loading of CO2 indicates its favorable interaction with the framework. Furthermore, we have anchored small-sized Ag nanoparticles (approximate to 4-5 nm) on the COF and used the composite for chemical fixation of CO2 to alkylidene cyclic carbonates by reacting with propargyl alcohols under ambient conditions. Ag@COF catalyzes the reaction selectively with an excellent yield of 90 %. Recyclability of the catalyst has been demonstrated up to five consecutive cycles. The post-catalysis characterizations reveal the integrity of the catalyst even after five reaction cycles. This study emphasizes the ability of COF for simultaneous adsorption and chemical fixation of CO2 into corresponding cyclic carbonates.

DOI10.1002/asia.201901157
Type of Journal (Indian or Foreign)

Foreign

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Catalysis and Inorganic Chemistry