Uniform, Binary Functionalization of a Metal-Organic Framework Material

Kanchana P. Samarakoon, Christopher S. Satterfield, Mechelle C. McCoy, Daniel A. Pivaral-Urbina, Timur Islamoglu, Victor W. Day, Tendai Gadzikwa*

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General routes to confined spaces of well-defined chemical composition and complex three-dimensional structure have long been sought by materials chemists. Here, we introduce metal-organic framework (MOF) materials as an ideal scaffold upon which such organized complexity can be built. Employing an orthogonal coordination strategy, we constructed a large-pore MOF material with two different modifiable linkers in well-defined positions relative to each other. The independent and quantitative covalent grafting of two distinct chemical groups onto these differently reactive linkers yielded a uniformly bifunctionalized MOF material. Not only does this methodology offer an efficient route via which the properties of well-defined microporous materials can be fine-tuned, but it also creates a solid-state platform for synthetically accessing constructs that better emulate the well-ordered intricacy of biological structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8906-8909
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 3 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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