Sequential binding of large molecules to hairy MOFs

Gonghua Wang, Zhanping Xu, Ziguang Chen, Wei Niu, You Zhou, Jiantao Guo, Li Tan

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Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are entities with a repertoire of dynamic functions. With a simple touch of salts, smooth crystals of MOFs can be turned into hairy ones, dramatically enhancing chemisorption of large molecules, i.e., by 120 times. When this process is followed by another round of etching, sequential binding of different proteins is possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6641-6643
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number59
StatePublished - Jun 27 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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