Two large-pore metal-organic frameworks derived from a single polytopic strut

Ibrahim Eryazici, Omar K. Farha*, Brad G. Hauser, A. Özgür Yazaydin, Amy A. Sarjeant, Sonbinh T. Nguyen, Joseph T. Hupp

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Two noninterpenetrated MOFs with strikingly different structures, NU-108-Cu and NU-108-Zn, were prepared from a single hexa-carboxylated ligand. NU-108-Cu contains paddlewheel-coordinated copper ions as nodes and is based on a 3,24 network associated with an inherently noncatenating rht-topology. Modifications introduced in the hexa-carboxylated struts (uniquely placed phenyl spacers) lead to substantial changes in pore sizes, relative to those found in other MOFs based on 3,24 networks and paddlewheel-coordinated copper ions. NU-108-Zn features a new net based on (3,3,6)-connecter and octadehral Zn 4O nodes in which all struts lie in a-b planes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1075-1080
Number of pages6
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 7 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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