Metal-organic frameworks constructed from crown ether-based 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid derivatives

Teng Hao Chen, Andreas Schneemann, Roland A. Fischer, Seth M. Cohen

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A series of unprecedented crown ether- and thiacrown ether-derivatized benzene dicarboxylic acid (H2bdc) ligands has been synthesized and incorporated into the prototypical isoreticular metal-organic framework (IRMOF) and UiO-66 materials. In the case of UiO-66, only MOFs comprised from a mixed-ligand composition, requiring both unsubstituted bdc and crown ether containing ligands, could be prepared. These are among the few ligand derivatives, and resulting MOFs, that incorporate a macrocyclic group directly on the bdc ligand, providing a new, modular platform for exploring new supramolecular and coordination chemistry within MOFs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3063-3069
Number of pages7
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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