Adding to the Arsenal of Zirconium-Based Metal–Organic Frameworks: the Topology as a Platform for Solvent-Assisted Metal Incorporation

Tian Fu Liu, Nicolaas A. Vermeulen, Ashlee J. Howarth, Peng Li, Amy A. Sarjeant, Joseph T. Hupp, Omar K. Farha

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Gaining control over the assembly of mesoporous Zr-based metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) with modifiable metal nodes remains a challenge. The the topology is intriguing, particularly if considering postsynthetic modification, as it presents large sodalite-like cages surrounded by 12 interconnected 1D channels that allow for efficient diffusion of guest molecules throughout the structure. Herein, we demonstrate the first Zr MOF with the topology, NU-1200, which was synthesized by controlling the geometry of the organic building unit. In addition, by using NU-1200 as a platform, we perform solvent-assisted metal incorporation to form single-site metalated nodes, a process that is characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4349-4352
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016



  • Cluster compounds
  • Geometry
  • Metal–organic frameworks
  • Topology
  • Zirconium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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