Zipping and unzipping of a paddlewheel metal-organic framework to enable two-step synthetic and structural transformation

P. Smart, C A Mason, J R Loader, Anthony J.H.M. Meijer, Alastair Florence, Kenneth Shankland, Ashleigh Fletcher, S P Thompson, Michela Brunelli, A H Hill, Lee Brammer

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Abstract

MOF zipper: Thermal removal of axial pyridine ligands from the non-covalently pillared metal-organic framework [Zn2(camph) 2(py)2]×2EtOH prompts migration of alternate camphorate ligands to zip Zn centers from adjacent layers into continuous chains within the nonporous material [Zn2(camph)2] (see scheme). Unzipping to generate new pillared, layered MOFs occurs on exposure to new axial ligands. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3552-3557
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume19
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2013

Keywords

  • solid-state reactions
  • X-ray diffraction
  • density functional calculations
  • metal–organic frameworks
  • post-synthetic modification

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