Green and rapid mechanosynthesis of high-porosity NU- and UiO-type metal-organic frameworks

Athena M. Fidelli, Bahar Karadeniz, Ashlee J. Howarth, Igor Huskić, Luzia S. Germann, Ivan Halasz, Martin Etter, Su Young Moon, Robert E. Dinnebier, Vladimir Stilinović, Omar K. Farha, Tomislav Friščić*, Krunoslav Užarević

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The use of a dodecanuclear zirconium acetate cluster as a precursor enables the rapid, clean mechanochemical synthesis of high-microporosity metal-organic frameworks NU-901 and UiO-67, with surface areas up to 2250 m2 g-1. Real-time X-ray diffraction monitoring reveals that mechanochemical reactions involving the conventional hexanuclear zirconium methacrylate precursor are hindered by the formation of an inert intermediate, which does not appear when using the dodecanuclear acetate cluster as a reactant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6999-7002
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number51
StatePublished - 2018

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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