Metal‐organic frameworks as molecularly defined single‐site catalysts and precursor species for bimetallic Co/Fe materials in liquid phase oxidation reactions
Project C6 aims at the development of single‐site catalysts based on metal‐organic frameworks (MOFs) containing well‐defined Co and Fe species in their framework structures. These materials will be utilized as catalyst materials in the liquid‐phase oxidation of secondary alcohols and cyclic olefins. Bimetallic Co/Fe oxide catalysts for the same reactions will also be synthesized via the controlled thermal decomposition of bimetallic Co/Fe‐containing MOFs. Possible metal leaching during the catalytic reactions will be investigated using X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) in a newly developed in situ cell.