Highly Porous Zirconium Metal-Organic Frameworks with β-UH3-like Topology Based on Elongated Tetrahedral Linkers

Xin Zhang, Xu Zhang, Jacob A. Johnson, Yu Sheng Chen, Jian Zhang

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Two non-interpenetrated zirconium metal-organic frameworks (Zr-MOFs), NPF-200 and NPF-201, were synthesized via the assembly of elongated tetrahedral linkers with Zr6 and Zr8 clusters. They represent the first examples of MOFs to have the β-UH3-like, 4,12,12T1 topology. Upon activation, NPF-200 exhibits the largest BET surface area (5463 m2 g-1) and void volume (81.6%) among all MOFs formed from tetrahedral ligands. Composed of negative-charged boron-centered tetrahedral linkers, NPF-201 is an anionic Zr-MOF which selectively uptakes photoactive [Ru(bpy)3]2+ for heterogeneous photo-oxidation of thioanisole.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8380-8383
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number27
StatePublished - Jul 13 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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