A visually detectable pH responsive zirconium metal-organic framework

Su Young Moon, Ashlee J. Howarth, Timothy Wang, Nicolaas A. Vermeulen, Joseph T. Hupp, Omar K. Farha*

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A halochromic Zr6-based metal-organic framework is synthesized using solvent-assisted linker incorporation (SALI) with NU-1000 as a platform and carboxylnaphthofluorescein as a pH sensitive ligand. The functionalized MOF can catalytically detoxify nerve agent simulants in addition to visually detecting the acidic byproduct produced during detoxification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3438-3441
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number16
StatePublished - 2016

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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