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Published in Journal of the American Chemical Society 138 (2016), pp. 8380−8383. doi 10.1021/jacs.6b04608

PMID: 27341503


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Two non-interpenetrated zirconium metal−organic frameworks (Zr-MOFs), NPF-200 and NPF-201, were synthesized via the assembly of elongated tetrahedral linkers with Zr6 and Zr8 clusters. They represent the first examples of MOFs to have the β-UH3-like, 4,12,12T1 topology. Upon activation, NPF-200 exhibits the largest BET surface area (5463 m2g−1) and void volume (81.6%) among all MOFs formed from tetrahedral ligands. Composed of negative-charged boron-centered tetrahedral linkers, NPF-201 is an anionic Zr-MOF which selectively uptakes photoactive [Ru(bpy)3]2+for heterogeneous photo-oxidation of thioanisole.

Additional supporting information files are attached below.

Zhang JACS 2016 Highly Porous Zirconium SUPPL.pdf (4161 kB)
Materials, general experimental procedures, synthesis of NPF-200 and NPF-201, characterizations of compounds, topology analysis, photocatalytic studies, and crystallographic data (PDF)

Zhang JACS 2016 Highly Porous Zirconium SUPPL2.cif (26 kB)
X-ray crystallographic data for NPF-200 (CIF)

Zhang JACS 2016 Highly Porous Zirconium SUPPL3.cif (42 kB)
X-ray crystallographic data for NPF-201 (CIF)