An example of node-based postassembly elaboration of a hydrogen-sorbing, metal-organic framework material

Omar K. Farha, Karen L. Mulfort, Joseph T. Hupp

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A robust, noncatenated, and permanently microporous metal-organic framework (MOF) material has been synthesized by combining a new nonplanar ligand, 4,4′,4″,4‴-benzene-1,2,4,5-tetrayltetrabenzoic acid, with a zinc(II) source under solvothermal conditions. The new material features cavities that are readily modified via activation and functionalization of framework nodes (as opposed to struts). A preliminary investigation of the "empty cavity" version of the material and six cavity-modified versions reveals that modification can substantially modulate the MOF's internal surface area, pore volume, and ability to sorb molecular hydrogen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10223-10225
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 17 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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