Zn@ZIF-67 as Catalysts for the Knoevenagel Condensation of Aldehyde Derivatives with Malononitrile

Adriano Zanon, Somboon Chaemchuen, Francis Verpoort

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Abstract: Three different bimetallic zinc-cobalt zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) were successfully synthesized at room temperature in water through a green and simple procedure and tested as catalysts for the Knoevenagel condensation reaction between p-Br-benzaldehyde and malononitrile as model reaction. The materials were characterized with various techniques (XRD, ICP-AES, SEM, N2 adsorption–desorption, TGA) and displayed excellent activities and selectivities. Moreover, the crystalline structure was preserved and the catalysts could be reused at least four times with negligible loss of activity. Graphical Abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalCatalysis Letters
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 31 Jul 2017



  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Knoevenagel condensation
  • Metal–organic framework
  • Zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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