Synthesis and activation of phase-pure and defect-free metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are essential for establishing accurate structure-property relationships. Primarily suffering from missing linker and/or node defects, Zr6-based MOFs can have polymorphs, structures with the identical linker and node but different connectivity, which can create multiple phases in a sample that complicate the characterization. Here, we report the synthesis of phase-pure NU-1000, a mesoporous Zr6-based MOF that typically contains a significant secondary phase within the individual crystallites. Large biomolecules and smaller inorganic molecules have been installed in NU-1000 as probes to verify the near elimination of the microporous secondary-phase. Obtaining structurally homogenous MOFs will assist the design of new materials with distinct structural features.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 2018|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
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CCDC 1580411: Experimental Crystal Structure Determination
Islamoglu, T. (Creator), Otake, K. (Creator), Li, P. (Creator), Buru, C. T. (Creator), Peters, A. W. (Creator), Akpinar, I. (Creator), Garibay, S. J. (Creator) & Farha, O. K. (Creator), Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, 2018
DOI: 10.5517/ccdc.csd.cc1q1k0b, http://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/services/structure_request?id=doi:10.5517/ccdc.csd.cc1q1k0b&sid=DataCite