Selective bifunctional modification of a non-catenated metal-organic framework material via "click" chemistry

Tendai Gadzikwa, Omar K. Farha, Christos D. Malliakas, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Joseph T. Hupp, Son Binh T. Nguyen

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(Chemical Equation Presented) A noncatenated, Zn-based metal-organic framework (MOF) material bearing silyl-protected acetylenes was constructed and postsynthetically modified using "click" chemistry. Using a solvent-based, selective deprotection strategy, two different organic azides were "clicked" onto the MOF crystals, resulting in a porous material whose internal and external surfaces are differently functionalized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13613-13615
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - Oct 13 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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