A mesoporous metal-organic framework based on a shape-persistent macrocycle

Teng Hao Chen, Ilya Popov, Yu Chun Chuang, Yu Sheng Chen, Ognjen S. Miljanić

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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%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6340-6342
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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