Synthetic Access to Atomically Dispersed Metals in Metal-Organic Frameworks via a Combined Atomic-Layer-Deposition-in-MOF and Metal-Exchange Approach

Rachel C. Klet, Timothy C. Wang, Laura E. Fernandez, Donald G. Truhlar, Joseph T Hupp, Omar K. Farha

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The combination (AIM-ME) of atomic layer deposition in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and metal exchange (ME) is introduced as a technique to install dispersed metal atoms into the mesoporous MOF, NU-1000. Zn-AIM, which contains four Zn atoms per Zr6 node, has been synthesized through AIM and further characterized through density functional calculations to provide insight into the possible structure. Zn-AIM was then subjected to modification via transmetalation to yield uniform porous materials that present nonstructural Cu, Co, or Ni atoms. (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1213-1219
Number of pages7
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 23 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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