Ligand Functionalization in Metal–Organic Frameworks for Enhanced Carbon Dioxide Adsorption

Hao Wang, Junjie Peng, Jing Li

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Ligand functionalization in metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) has been studied extensively and has been demonstrated to enhance gas adsorption and induce interesting gas adsorption phenomena. This account summarizes our recent study of three series of MOFs by ligand functionalization, as well as their carbon dioxide adsorption properties. While ligand functionalization does not change the overall structure of the frameworks, it can influence their gas adsorption behavior. In the first two series, we show how ligand functionalization influences the CO2 affinity and adsorption capacity of MOFs. We also show a special case in which subtle changes in ligand functionality alter the CO2 adsorption profile. (Figure presented.) .

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1298-1310
Number of pages13
JournalChemical Record
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2016


  • adsorption
  • carbon dioxide fixation
  • host–guest systems
  • ligand design
  • metal–organic frameworks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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