A mesoporous Zn-based metal-organic framework (MOF) was prepared from a shape-persistent phenylene ethynylene macrocycle functionalized with three -COOH groups. The rigid ligand has a ∼9 Å wide central cavity which serves as a predesigned pore. The macrocycles [π⋯π] stack into pairs, with their carboxylate groups connected via three Zn3O14C6H2 clusters. The resulting MOF has a void volume of 86%.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry