Crystal to crystal guest exchange in a mixed ligand metal-organic framework

Andrew P. Nelson, Damon A. Parrish, Lee R. Cambrea, Lawrence C. Baldwin, Nirupam J. Trivedi, Karen L. Mulfort, Omar K. Farha, Joseph T. Hupp

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The occluded solvent in a mixed ligand metal-organic framework has been displaced by n-hexanol, chloroform, and nitrobenzene in a crystal to crystal guest exchange. The X-ray structures of the three new solvent adducts of Zn 2NDC2DPNI2 reveal the complete replacement of N' ,N-dimethylformamide with the new guest. Structural changes to the framework geometry in response to the size of the incoming guest are also exhibited. These new frameworks are characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, thermal gravimetric analysis coupled with infrared spectroscopy, and cross-polarization magic angle spinning NMR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4588-4591
Number of pages4
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 4 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Nelson, A. P., Parrish, D. A., Cambrea, L. R., Baldwin, L. C., Trivedi, N. J., Mulfort, K. L., Farha, O. K., & Hupp, J. T. (2009). Crystal to crystal guest exchange in a mixed ligand metal-organic framework. Crystal Growth and Design, 9(11), 4588-4591.