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Title: Construction of hierarchically porous metal–organic frameworks through linker labilization

Abstract

One major goal of metal–organic framework (MOF) research is the expansion of pore size and volume. Although many approaches have been attempted to increase the pore size of MOF materials, it is still a challenge to construct MOFs with precisely customized pore apertures for specific applications. W present a new method, namely linker labilization, to increase the MOF porosity and pore size, giving rise to hierarchical-pore architectures. Microporous MOFs with robust metal nodes and pro-labile linkers were initially synthesized. The mesopores were subsequently created as crystal defects through the splitting of a pro-labile-linker and the removal of the linker fragments by acid treatment. We also demonstrate that linker labilization method can create controllable hierarchical porous structures in stable MOFs, which facilitates the diffusion and adsorption process of guest molecules to improve the performances of MOFs in adsorption and catalysis.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]; ORCiD logo [3];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [4];  [5]; ORCiD logo [6]
  1. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  2. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry; King Saud Univ., Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). Chemistry Dept.
  3. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
  4. King Saud Univ., Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). Chemistry Dept.
  5. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Artie McFerrin Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  6. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; King Saud Univ., Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). Chemistry Dept.
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Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States); Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Gas Separations Relevant to Clean Energy Technologies (CGS)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1389292
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001015; FE0026472
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; metal-organic frameworks; solid-state chemistry

Citation Formats

Yuan, Shuai, Zou, Lanfang, Qin, Jun-Sheng, Li, Jialuo, Huang, Lan, Feng, Liang, Wang, Xuan, Bosch, Mathieu, Alsalme, Ali, Cagin, Tahir, and Zhou, Hong-Cai. Construction of hierarchically porous metal–organic frameworks through linker labilization. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1038/ncomms15356.
Yuan, Shuai, Zou, Lanfang, Qin, Jun-Sheng, Li, Jialuo, Huang, Lan, Feng, Liang, Wang, Xuan, Bosch, Mathieu, Alsalme, Ali, Cagin, Tahir, & Zhou, Hong-Cai. Construction of hierarchically porous metal–organic frameworks through linker labilization. United States. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms15356
Yuan, Shuai, Zou, Lanfang, Qin, Jun-Sheng, Li, Jialuo, Huang, Lan, Feng, Liang, Wang, Xuan, Bosch, Mathieu, Alsalme, Ali, Cagin, Tahir, and Zhou, Hong-Cai. Thu . "Construction of hierarchically porous metal–organic frameworks through linker labilization". United States. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms15356. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1389292.
@article{osti_1389292,
title = {Construction of hierarchically porous metal–organic frameworks through linker labilization},
author = {Yuan, Shuai and Zou, Lanfang and Qin, Jun-Sheng and Li, Jialuo and Huang, Lan and Feng, Liang and Wang, Xuan and Bosch, Mathieu and Alsalme, Ali and Cagin, Tahir and Zhou, Hong-Cai},
abstractNote = {One major goal of metal–organic framework (MOF) research is the expansion of pore size and volume. Although many approaches have been attempted to increase the pore size of MOF materials, it is still a challenge to construct MOFs with precisely customized pore apertures for specific applications. W present a new method, namely linker labilization, to increase the MOF porosity and pore size, giving rise to hierarchical-pore architectures. Microporous MOFs with robust metal nodes and pro-labile linkers were initially synthesized. The mesopores were subsequently created as crystal defects through the splitting of a pro-labile-linker and the removal of the linker fragments by acid treatment. We also demonstrate that linker labilization method can create controllable hierarchical porous structures in stable MOFs, which facilitates the diffusion and adsorption process of guest molecules to improve the performances of MOFs in adsorption and catalysis.},
doi = {10.1038/ncomms15356},
journal = {Nature Communications},
number = ,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {5}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Schematic representations. (a) Linker installation; (b) linker labilization; (c) hierarchically porous MOF developed by linker labilization.

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Chiral coordination polymers based on d 10 metals and 2-aminonicotinate with blue fluorescent/green phosphorescent anisotropic emissions
journal, January 2018

  • Pajuelo-Corral, Oier; Rodríguez-Diéguez, Antonio; García, Jose A.
  • Dalton Transactions, Vol. 47, Issue 26
  • DOI: 10.1039/c8dt01159a

Templated fabrication of hierarchically porous metal–organic frameworks and simulation of crystal growth
journal, January 2019

  • Duan, Chongxiong; Zhang, Hang; Yang, Minhui
  • Nanoscale Advances, Vol. 1, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1039/c8na00262b

A 2D porous pentiptycene-based MOF for efficient detection of Ba 2+ and selective adsorption of dyes from water
journal, January 2018

  • Zhang, Minghui; Qi, Ziqiang; Feng, Yang
  • Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, Vol. 5, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1039/c8qi00098k

Hierarchically porous metal–organic frameworks: rapid synthesis and enhanced gas storage
journal, January 2018

  • Duan, Chongxiong; Zhang, Hang; Li, Feier
  • Soft Matter, Vol. 14, Issue 47
  • DOI: 10.1039/c8sm01143e

Fine-tuning of nano-traps in a stable metal–organic framework for highly efficient removal of propyne from propylene
journal, January 2018

  • Wen, Hui-Min; Li, Libo; Lin, Rui-Biao
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 6, Issue 16
  • DOI: 10.1039/c8ta00598b

An antiferromagnetic metalloring pyrazolate (Pz) framework with [Cu 122 -OH) 12 (Pz) 12 ] nodes for separation of C 2 H 2 /CH 4 mixture
journal, January 2018

  • Li, Ziyin; Ye, Yingxiang; Yao, Zizhu
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 6, Issue 40
  • DOI: 10.1039/c8ta04498h

Zinc/itaconate coordination polymers as first examples with long-lasting phosphorescence based on acyclic ligands
journal, January 2018

  • Wibowo, Atmanto Heru; Suryandari, Yetti; Masykur, Abu
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol. 6, Issue 40
  • DOI: 10.1039/c8tc03598a

The chemistry of multi-component and hierarchical framework compounds
journal, January 2019

  • Feng, Liang; Wang, Kun-Yu; Day, Gregory S.
  • Chemical Society Reviews, Vol. 48, Issue 18
  • DOI: 10.1039/c9cs00250b

Constructing new metal–organic frameworks with complicated ligands from “One-Pot” in situ reactions
journal, January 2019

  • Kong, Xiang-Jing; He, Tao; Zhang, Yong-Zheng
  • Chemical Science, Vol. 10, Issue 14
  • DOI: 10.1039/c9sc00178f

A multifunctional Zr( iv )-based metal–organic framework for highly efficient elimination of Cr( vi ) from the aqueous phase
journal, January 2019

  • Liu, Junmin; Ye, Yu; Sun, Xiaodong
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 7, Issue 28
  • DOI: 10.1039/c9ta04026a

Accurate tuning of rare earth metal–organic frameworks with unprecedented topology for white-light emission
journal, January 2020

  • Wang, Yutong; Zhang, Kai; Wang, Xiaokang
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Vol. 8, Issue 4
  • DOI: 10.1039/c9tc05471e

Highly Mesoporous Metal‐Organic Frameworks as Synergistic Multimodal Catalytic Platforms for Divergent Cascade Reactions
journal, February 2020

  • Dutta, Soumen; Kumari, Nitee; Dubbu, Sateesh
  • Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol. 59, Issue 9
  • DOI: 10.1002/anie.201916578

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