The Synthesis Science of Targeted Vapor-Phase Metal-Organic Framework Postmodification

In Soo Kim*, Sol Ahn, Nicolaas A. Vermeulen, Thomas E. Webber, Leighanne C. Gallington, Karena W. Chapman, R. Lee Penn, Joseph T. Hupp, Omar K. Farha, Justin M. Notestein, Alex B.F. Martinson

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The postmodification of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) affords exceedingly high surface area materials with precisely installed chemical features, which provide new opportunities for detailed structure-function correlation in the field of catalysis. Here, we significantly expand upon the number of vapor-phase postmodification processes reported to date through screening a library of atomic layer deposition (ALD) precursors, which span metals across the periodic table and which include ligands from four distinct precursor classes. With a large library of precursors and synthesis conditions, we discern trends in the compatibility of precursor classes for well-behaved ALD in MOFs (AIM) and identify challenges and solutions to more precise postsynthetic modification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-250
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 8 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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