Ligand-elaboration as a strategy for engendering structural diversity in porous metal-organic framework compounds

Tendai Gadzikwa, Bi Shun Zeng, Joseph T. Hupp, Son Binh T. Nguyen

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A series of 4,4′-ethynylenedibenzoic acids were synthesized and used in the construction of Zn-based, mixed-ligand metal-organic frameworks; through variation of functionality in the 3- and 3′-positions of these linkers, a collection of MOFs with differing connectivities and varying levels of interpenetration was obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3672-3674
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - Aug 4 2008


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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