Perfluoroalkane functionalization of NU-1000 via solvent-assisted ligand incorporation: Synthesis and CO2 adsorption studies

Pravas Deria, Joseph E. Mondloch, Emmanuel Tylianakis, Pritha Ghosh, Wojciech Bury, Randall Q. Snurr, Joseph T. Hupp, Omar K. Farha

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A new functionalization technique, solvent-assisted ligand incorporation (SALI), was developed to efficiently incorporate carboxylate-based functionalities in the Zr-based metal-organic framework, NU-1000. Unlike previous metal node functionalization strategies, which utilize dative bonding to coordinatively unsaturated metal sites, SALI introduces functional groups as charge compensating and strongly bound moieties to the Zr6 node. Utilizing SALI, we have efficiently attached perfluoroalkane carboxylates of various chain lengths (C1-C9) on the Zr6 nodes of NU-1000. These fluoroalkane-functionalized mesoporous MOFs, termed herein SALI-n, were studied experimentally and theoretically as potential CO 2 capture materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16801-16804
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - Nov 13 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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