Remote stabilization of copper paddlewheel based molecular building blocks in metal-organic frameworks

Wenyang Gao, Rong Cai, Tony T. Pham, Katherine A. Forrest, Adam Hogan, Patrick S. Nugent, Kia R. Williams, Łukasz Wojtas, Ryan Luebke, Lukasz Jan Weselinski, Michael J. Zaworotko, Brian Space, Yusheng Chen, Mohamed Eddaoudi, Xiaodong Shi, Shengqian Ma

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Abstract

Copper paddlewheel based molecular building blocks (MBBs) are ubiquitous and have been widely employed for the construction of highly porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). However, most copper paddlewheel based MOFs fail to retain their structural integrity in the presence of water. This instability is directly correlated to the plausible displacement of coordinating carboxylates in the copper paddlewheel MBB, [Cu2(O2C-)4], by the strongly coordinating water molecules. In this comprehensive study, we illustrate the chemical stability control in the rht-MOF platform via strengthening the coordinating bonds within the triangular inorganic MBB, [Cu3O(N4-x(CH)xC-)3] (x = 0, 1, or 2). Remotely, the chemical stabilization propagated into the paddlewheel MBB to afford isoreticular rht-MOFs with remarkably enhanced water/chemical stabilities compared to the prototypal rht-MOF-1. © 2015 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2144-2151
Number of pages8
JournalChemistry of Materials
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 13 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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