The postmodification of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) affords exceedingly high surface area materials with precisely installed chemical features, which provide new opportunities for detailed structure-function correlation in the field of catalysis. Here, we significantly expand upon the number of vapor-phase postmodification processes reported to date through screening a library of atomic layer deposition (ALD) precursors, which span metals across the periodic table and which include ligands from four distinct precursor classes. With a large library of precursors and synthesis conditions, we discern trends in the compatibility of precursor classes for well-behaved ALD in MOFs (AIM) and identify challenges and solutions to more precise postsynthetic modification.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry