Two large-pore metal-organic frameworks derived from a single polytopic strut

Ibrahim Eryazici, Omar K. Farha, Brad G. Hauser, A. Özgür Yazaydin, Amy A. Sarjeant, Sonbinh T. Nguyen, Joseph T. Hupp

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Two noninterpenetrated MOFs with strikingly different structures, NU-108-Cu and NU-108-Zn, were prepared from a single hexa-carboxylated ligand. NU-108-Cu contains paddlewheel-coordinated copper ions as nodes and is based on a 3,24 network associated with an inherently noncatenating rht-topology. Modifications introduced in the hexa-carboxylated struts (uniquely placed phenyl spacers) lead to substantial changes in pore sizes, relative to those found in other MOFs based on 3,24 networks and paddlewheel-coordinated copper ions. NU-108-Zn features a new net based on (3,3,6)-connecter and octadehral Zn 4O nodes in which all struts lie in a-b planes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1075-1080
Number of pages6
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 7 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Eryazici, I., Farha, O. K., Hauser, B. G., Yazaydin, A. Ö., Sarjeant, A. A., Nguyen, S. T., & Hupp, J. T. (2012). Two large-pore metal-organic frameworks derived from a single polytopic strut. Crystal Growth and Design, 12(3), 1075-1080.