Topology-Guided Stepwise Insertion of Three Secondary Linkers in Zirconium Metal-Organic Frameworks

Xin Zhang, Brandon L. Frey, Yu Sheng Chen, Jian Zhang

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We report a topology-guided, precise insertion of three distinct secondary linkers into a zirconium-based metal-organic framework, NPF-300. Constructed from a tetratopic linker L and Zr6 cluster, NPP-300 exhibits a unique scu topology and certain flexibility along the crystallographic a axis, and in conjunction with the conformation change of the primary ligand, is able to accommodate the stepwise insertion of three different secondary linkers along the a and c axes. Size-matching and mechanic strain of the resulting framework are two important factors that determine the chemical stability of the inserted linkers. Secondary linker insertion in NPF-300 significantly enables not only its porosity but also potentials to install up to three different functional groups for the construction of multivariate MOFs with homogeneity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7710-7715
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jun 20 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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