IR RPM-1: A recyclable nanoporous material suitable for ship-in-bottle synthesis and large hydrocarbon sorption

Long Pan, Haiming Liu, Xuegong Lei, Xiaoying Huang, David H. Olson, Nicholas J. Turro, Jing Li

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Narrow windows and large supercavities comprise the novel nanoporous coordination organometallic structure RPM-1, which has a two-fold interpenetrating 3D network containing unique open channels (see picture). RPM-1 exhibits a high sorption capacity for large hydrocarbons and superior size/shape selectivity for the photolysis of ortho-methyl dibenzyl ketone (o-MeDBK; 100% cage effect). A completely reversible structural transformation takes place between RPM-1 and a nonporous 1D compound, which allows a full recovery of the o-MeDBK derived products (100% mass balance).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)542-546
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Feb 3 2003



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  • Coordination polymers
  • Host-guest systems
  • Photochemistry
  • Zeolite analogues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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