Hierarchical zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 catalyst for monoglyceride synthesis

Lik H. Wee, Tristan Lescouet, Jayashree Ethiraj, Francesca Bonino, Roxana Vidruk, Eva Garrier, Dirk Packet, Silvia Bordiga, David Farrusseng, Moti Herskowitz, Johan A. Martens

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NanoMOF: Hierarchical zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) nanocrystals catalyze esterification of glycerol with oleic acid at low temperature and become hierarchical (see TEM micrograph) upon local transformation of the framework.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3562-3566
Number of pages5
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • esterification
  • glycerol
  • hierarchical
  • metal-organic framework
  • monoglycerides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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