Reticular Access to Highly Porous acs-MOFs with Rigid Trigonal Prismatic Linkers for Water Sorption

Zhijie Chen, Penghao Li, Xuan Zhang, Peng Li, Megan C. Wasson, Timur Islamoglu, J. Fraser Stoddart, Omar K. Farha*

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Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) based on edge-transitive 6-c acs nets are well-developed and can be synthesized from trinuclear metal clusters and ditopic ligands, i.e., MOF-235 and MIL-88. The rational design of noncatenated acs-MOFs by symmetry-matching between trigonal prismatic organic ligands and trinuclear clusters, however, remains a great challenge. Herein, we report a series of acs-MOFs (NU-1500) based on trivalent trinuclear metal (Fe 3+ , Cr 3+ , and Sc 3+ ) clusters and a rigid trigonal prismatic ligand courtesy of reticular chemistry. The highly porous and hydrolytically stable NU-1500-Cr can be activated directly from water and displays an impressive water vapor uptake with small hysteresis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2900-2905
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number7
StatePublished - Feb 20 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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