In Situ Monitoring and Mechanism of the Mechanochemical Formation of a Microporous MOF-74 Framework

Patrick A. Julien, Krunoslav Užarević, Athanassios D. Katsenis, Simon A.J. Kimber, Timothy Wang, Omar K. Farha, Yuancheng Zhang, José Casaban, Luzia S. Germann, Martin Etter, Robert E. Dinnebier, Stuart L. James*, Ivan Halasz, Tomislav Friščić

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Abstract

Mechanochemistry provides a rapid, efficient route to metal-organic framework Zn-MOF-74 directly from a metal oxide and without bulk solvent. In situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction monitoring of the reaction course reveals two new phases and an unusual stepwise process in which a close-packed intermediate reacts to form the open framework. The reaction can be performed on a gram scale to yield a highly porous material after activation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2929-2932
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume138
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 9 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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