Metal-organic framework diversity via heterocoordination of a multifunctional ligand: SrAl2 and a novel (3,4)-connected network

Jarrod F. Eubank, Rosa D. Walsh, Pankaj Poddar, Hariharan Srikanth, Randy W. Larsen, Mohamed Eddaoudi*

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Two metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) having interesting topologies, one based on sra (SrAl2, also known as zeolite ABW) and another exhibiting an unprecedented (3,4)-connected topology, have been synthesized via the assembly of 3,4-pyridinedicarboxylic acid (3,4-H2PDC) and various metal ions. The proximal intramolecular distance of the ligand-carboxylates leads to their steric torsion out of the plane of the pyridine core, resulting in diverse three-dimensional MOFs. In each instance, the doubly deprotonated multifunctional ligands (3,4-PDC) coordinate with the divalent metal ions via MNxOy heterocoordination. The resulting MOFs possess magnetic or fluorescent properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1453-1457
Number of pages5
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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