A MOF platform for incorporation of complementary organic motifs for CO2 binding

Pravas Deria, Song Li, Hongda Zhang, Randall Q. Snurr*, Joseph T. Hupp, Omar K. Farha

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CO2 capture is essential for reducing the carbon footprint of coal-fired power plants. Here we show, both experimentally and computationally, a new design strategy for capturing CO2 in nanoporous adsorbents. The approach involves 'complementary organic motifs' (COMs), which have a precise alignment of charge densities that is complementary to the CO2 quadrupole. Two promising COMs were post-synthetically incorporated into a robust metal-organic framework (MOF) material using solvent-assisted ligand incorporation (SALI). We demonstrate that these COM-functionalized MOFs exhibit high capacity and selectivity for CO2 relative to other reported motifs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12478-12481
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number62
StatePublished - Aug 11 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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