Interplay of metal node and amine functionality in NH2-MIL-53: Modulating breathing behavior through intra-framework interactions

Pablo Serra-Crespo, Elena Gobechiya, Enrique V. Ramos-Fernandez, Jana Juan-Alcañiz, Alberto Martinez-Joaristi, Eli Stavitski, Christine E.A. Kirschhock, Johan A. Martens, Freek Kapteijn, Jorge Gascon*

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A series of amino-functionalized MIL-53 with different metals as nodes has been synthesized. By determining adsorption properties and spectroscopic characterization, we unequivocally show that the interaction between the amines of the organic linker and bridging μ2-OH of the inorganic scaffold modulates metal organic framework (MOF) flexibility. The strength of the interaction has been found to correlate with the electropositivity of the metal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12916-12922
Number of pages7
Issue number35
StatePublished - Sep 4 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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