Two azolium rings are better than one: A strategy for controlling catenation and morphology in Zn and Cu metal - Organic frameworks

John M. Roberts, Omar K. Farha, Amy A. Sarjeant, Joseph T. Hupp, Karl A. Scheidt

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Four new azolium-containing metal - organic frameworks (MOFs) have been synthesized, where the azoliums are potential organocatalyst precursors. Modifying the number of azoliums on a standard biphenyl dicarboxylate strut affects the morphology or the degree of interpenetration in two representative types of MOFs: NbO-type Cu-paddlewheel 2D sheets and cubic IRMOFs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4747-4750
Number of pages4
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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