Double-Walled Zn36@Zn104Multicomponent Senary Metal-Organic Polyhedral Framework and Its Isoreticular Evolution

Zhiyong Lu*, Liting Du, Ruyong Guo, Guangbao Zhang, Jingui Duan*, Jianfeng Zhang, Lin Han, Junfeng Bai*, Joseph T. Hupp

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Metal-organic polyhedral frameworks are attractive in gas storage and separation due to large voids with windows that can serve as traps for guest molecules. Introducing multivariant/multicomponent functionalities in them are ways of improving performances for certain targets. The high compatibility of organic linkers can generate multivariant MOFs, but by far, the diversity of secondary building units (SBUs) in a single metal-organic framework is still limited (no more than two in most cases). Here we report a new double-walled Zn36@Zn104 metal-organic polyhedral framework (HHU-8) with five types of topologically distinct SBUs and its isoreticular evolution to the Zn36@Zn136 counterpart (HHU-8s). Both MOFs are the first to be constructed with such high numbers of topologically distinct SBUs as well as topologically distinct nodes, and their formation and evolution provide new insight into SBU's controllability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17942-17946
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number43
StatePublished - Nov 3 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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