A water-stable porphyrin-based metal-organic framework active for visible-light photocatalysis

Alexandra Fateeva, Philip A. Chater, Christopher P. Ireland, Asif A. Tahir, Yaroslav Z. Khimyak, Paul V. Wiper, James R. Darwent, Matthew J. Rosseinsky

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Light-harvesting MOFs: A new porous porphyrinic metal-organic framework (MOF; see picture) was obtained by hydrothermal synthesis. The chemical and thermal stability of the material allows a postsynthetic insertion of zinc in the center of the porphyrin. The visible-light photocatalytic activity of this porphyrin-based material is shown for the sacrificial hydrogen evolution from water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7440-7444
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number30
Early online date13 Jun 2012
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • hydrogen production
  • metal-organic frameworks
  • porphyrinoids

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