Cubic and rhombohedral heterobimetallic networks constructed from uranium, transition metals, and phosphonoacetate: New methods for constructing porous materials

Andrea N. Alsobrook, Brad G. Hauser, Joseph T. Hupp, Evgeny V. Alekseev, Wulf Depmeier, Thomas E. Albrecht-Schmitt

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Four heterobimetallic U(vi)/M(ii) (M = Mn, Co, Cd) carboxyphosphonates have been synthesized. M2[(UO2)6(PO 3CH2CO2)3O3(OH)(H 2O)2]·16H2O (M = Mn(ii), Co(ii), and Cd(ii)) adopt cubic three-dimensional network structures with large cavities approximately 16 in diameter that are filled with co-crystallized water molecules. [Cd3(UO2)6(PO3CH 2CO2)6(H2O)13] ·6H2O forms a rhombohedral channel structure with hydrated Cd(ii) within the channels. The cubic compound (Co) displays differential gas absorption with a surface area for CO2 uptake of 40 m2 g-1 at 273 K, and no uptake of N2 at 77 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9167-9169
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - Dec 28 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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