Incorporation of an A1/A2-difunctionalized pillar[5]arene into a metal-organic framework

Nathan L. Strutt, David Fairen-Jimenez, Julien Iehl, Marianne B. Lalonde, Randall Q. Snurr, Omar K. Farha, Joseph T. Hupp, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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An efficient synthetic route to an A1/A2-difunctionalized pillar[5]arene containing resolvable planar chirality has been developed and the arene employed as a strut in the synthesis of P5A-MOF-1, which has been demonstrated by X-ray powder diffraction analysis-supported by modeling-to be isoreticular with MOF-5. This metal-organic framework has an active domain that expresses good and selective uptake of neutral and positively charged electron-poor aromatic guests, which effect color changes of the cubic crystals from faint yellow to deep orange, arising from charge transfer between the guests and active domain of P5A-MOF-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17436-17439
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number42
StatePublished - Oct 24 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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