Combining solvent-assisted linker exchange and transmetallation strategies to obtain a new non-catenated nickel (II) pillared-paddlewheel MOF

Yan Xu, Ashlee J. Howarth, Timur Islamoglu, Cleiser T. Da Silva, Joseph T Hupp, Omar K. Farha

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A non-catenated nickel (II) pillared paddlewheel metal-organic framework is synthesized through a combination of solvent-assisted linker exchange and transmetallation. Compared to its isostructural Zn(II) analogue, the nickel (II) pillared paddlewheel metal-organic framework features an enhanced N2 sorption performance. It is notable that the nickel (II)-based metal-organic framework could not (in our hands) be synthesized de novo. The experimental results validate that multiple building-block-replacement (BBR) methods can be utilized to access materials that are challenging to synthesize directly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-63
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2016



  • Metal-organic framework
  • Non-catenated
  • Pillared paddlewheel
  • Post-synthetic modification
  • Solvent-assisted linker exchange
  • Transmetallation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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