Gas-Phase Dimerization of Ethylene under Mild Conditions Catalyzed by MOF Materials Containing (bpy)Ni-II Complexes Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 American Chemical Society. NU-1000-(bpy)NiII, a highly porous MOF material possessing well-defined (bpy)NiII moieties, was prepared through solvent-assisted ligand incorporation (SALI). Treatment with Et2AlCl affords a single-site catalyst with excellent catalytic activity for ethylene dimerization (intrinsic activity for butenes that is up to an order of magnitude higher than the corresponding (bpy)NiCl2 homogeneous analogue) and stability (can be reused at least three times). The high porosity of this catalyst results in outstanding levels of activity at ambient temperature in gas-phase ethylene dimerization reactions, both under batch and continuous flow conditions.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Madrahimov, S. T., Gallagher, J. R., Zhang, G., Meinhart, Z., Garibay, S. J., Delferro, M., ... Nguyen, S. T.

citation count

  • 112

complete list of authors

  • Madrahimov, Sherzod T||Gallagher, James R||Zhang, Guanghui||Meinhart, Zachary||Garibay, Sergio J||Delferro, Massimiliano||Miller, Jeffrey T||Farha, Omar K||Hupp, Joseph T||Nguyen, SonBinh T

publication date

  • January 2015