Ka-Kit Yee

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Free-standing, accessible thiol (-SH) functions have been installed in robust, porous coordination networks to provide wide-ranging reactivities and properties in the solid state. The frameworks were assembled by reacting ZrCl4 or AlCl3 with 2,5-dimercapto-1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid (H2DMBD), which features the hard carboxyl and soft thiol functions. The(More)
Here we report a facile one-step low-temperature solution-based method to treat native TiO2 with NaH. The NaH treatment effectively induces the Ti(iii) species and oxygen vacancies into the TiO2 host lattice, and enables the absorption edge of TiO2 to be conveniently adjusted from the UV region to the red end of the visible spectrum.
Separating silver (Ag(+)) from lead (Pb(2+)) is one of the many merits of the porous polymer framework reported here. The selective metal binding stems from the well-defined chelating unit of N-heterocycles, which consists of a triazine (C3N3) ring bonded to three 3,5-dimethylpyrazole moieties. Such a rigid and open triad also serves as the distinct(More)
We report the dramatic triggering of structural order in a Zr(IV)-based metal-organic framework (MOF) through docking of HgCl2 guests. Although as-made crystals were unsuitable for single crystal X-ray diffraction (SCXRD), with diffraction limited to low angles well below atomic resolution due to intrinsic structural disorder, permeation of HgCl2 not only(More)
A Zr(IV)-based metal-organic framework (MOF) appended with free-standing thiol (-SH) groups was found to react readily with I2 molecules to form sulfenyl iodide (S-I) units. In contrast to its solution chemistry of facile disproportionation into disulfide and I2, the sulfenyl iodide (SI) function, anchored onto the rigid MOF grid and thus prevented from(More)
a Key Laboratory of Biomedical Polymers (Ministry of Education), College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China. E-mail: chengwang@whu.edu.cn b Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China. E-mail: zhengtao@cityu.edu.hk c Department of Chemistry,(More)
Self-standing thiol (-SH) groups within a Zr(IV)-based metal-organic framework (MOF) anchor Pd(II) atoms for catalytic applications: the spatial constraint prevents the thiol groups from sealing off/poisoning the Pd(II) center, while the strong Pd-S bond precludes Pd leaching, enabling multiple cycles of heterogeneous catalysis to be executed.
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