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Design and synthesis of an exceptionally stable and highly porous metal-organic framework
Open metal–organic frameworks are widely regarded as promising materials for applications in catalysis, separation, gas storage and molecular recognition. Compared to conventionally used microporousExpand
Systematic Design of Pore Size and Functionality in Isoreticular MOFs and Their Application in Methane Storage
Metal-organic framework (MOF-5), a prototype of a new class of porous materials and one that is constructed from octahedral Zn-O-C clusters and benzene links, was used to demonstrate that its three-dimensional porous system can be functionalized with the organic groups and can be expanded with the long molecular struts biphenyl, tetrahydropyrene, pyrene, and terphenyl. Expand
Reticular synthesis and the design of new materials
This work has shown that highly porous frameworks held together by strong metal–oxygen–carbon bonds and with exceptionally large surface area and capacity for gas storage have been prepared and their pore metrics systematically varied and functionalized. Expand
Hydrogen Storage in Microporous Metal-Organic Frameworks
Inelastic neutron scattering spectroscopy of the rotational transitions of the adsorbed hydrogen molecules indicates the presence of two well-defined binding sites (termed I and II), which are associated with hydrogen binding to zinc and the BDC linker, respectively. Expand
Rod packings and metal-organic frameworks constructed from rod-shaped secondary building units.
The inclusion properties of the most open members are presented as evidence that MOF structures with rod building blocks can indeed be designed to have permanent porosity and rigid architectures. Expand
Porous materials with optimal adsorption thermodynamics and kinetics for CO2 separation
A crystal engineering or reticular chemistry strategy that controls pore functionality and size in a series of MOMs with coordinately saturated metal centres and periodically arrayed hexafluorosilicate anions enables a ‘sweet spot’ of kinetics and thermodynamics that offers high volumetric uptake at low CO2 partial pressure (less than 0.15 bar). Expand
Establishing Microporosity in Open Metal−Organic Frameworks: Gas Sorption Isotherms for Zn(BDC) (BDC = 1,4-Benzenedicarboxylate)
Construction of microporous metal-organic frameworks by copolymerization of organic molecules with metal ions has received widespread attention in recent years, with significant strides made towardExpand
A route to high surface area, porosity and inclusion of large molecules in crystals
The design, synthesis and properties of crystalline Zn4O(1,3,5-benzenetribenzoate)2 are reported, a new metal-organic framework with a surface area estimated at 4,500 m2 g-1 that combines this exceptional level of surface area with an ordered structure that has extra-large pores capable of binding polycyclic organic guest molecules. Expand