Revisiting the structural homogeneity of NU-1000, a Zr-based metal-organic framework

Timur Islamoglu*, Ken Ichi Otake, Peng Li, Cassandra T. Buru, Aaron W. Peters, Isil Akpinar, Sergio J. Garibay, Omar K. Farha

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5913-5918
Number of pages6
Issue number39
StatePublished - 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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