Instantaneous hydrolysis of nerve-agent simulants with a six-connected zirconium-based metal-organic framework.

Abstract

A nerve-agent simulant based on a phosphate ester is hydrolyzed using a MOF-based catalyst. Suspensions of MOF-808 (6-connected), a material featuring 6-connected zirconium nodes, display the highest hydrolysis rates among all MOFs that have been reported to date. A plug-flow reactor was also prepared with MOF-808 (6-connected) as the active layer. Deployed in a simple filtration scheme, the reactor displayed high hydrolysis efficiency and reusability.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201502155

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@article{Moon2015InstantaneousHO, title={Instantaneous hydrolysis of nerve-agent simulants with a six-connected zirconium-based metal-organic framework.}, author={Su-Young Moon and Yangyang Liu and Joseph T Hupp and Omar K Farha}, journal={Angewandte Chemie}, year={2015}, volume={54 23}, pages={6795-9} }