Controlling interpenetration through linker conformation in the modulated synthesis of Sc metal-organic frameworks

Marshall, R. J., Lennon, C. T., Tao, A., Senn, H. M. , Wilson, C. , Fairen-Jimenez, D. and Forgan, R. S. (2018) Controlling interpenetration through linker conformation in the modulated synthesis of Sc metal-organic frameworks. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6(3), pp. 1181-1187. (doi:10.1039/C7TA09699B)

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Abstract

Interpenetration in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), where multiple nets of metal ions or clusters linked by organic ligands are nested within each other’s pore spaces, affects important physical properties such as stability and gas uptake, and can be controlled through ligand sterics and modifying synthetic conditions. Herein, we extend the use of coordination modulation – deliberate addition of competing monotopic ligands to syntheses – to prepare Sc MOFs containing related biphenyl-4,4′-dicarboxylate (bpdc) and 2,2′-bipyridine-5,5′-dicarboxylate (bpydc) linkers. The Sc-bpdc MOF adopts a two-fold interpenetrated structure, however, the Sc-bpydc MOF is non-interpenetrated, despite only minor electronic modifications to the ligand. A comprehensive experimental and theoretical examination reveals that ligand twisting (energetically favourable for bpdc but not bpydc) and associated π-stacking interactions are a prerequisite for interpenetration. The more rigid Sc-bpdc is susceptible to modulation, resulting in differences in morphology, thermal stability and the synthesis of a highly defective, acetate-capped mesoporous material, while the large pore volume of Sc-bpydc allows postsynthetic metallation with CuCl2 in a single-crystal to single-crystal manner. Controlling interpenetration through linker conformation could result in design of new materials with desirable properties such as bifunctional solid-state catalysts.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Senn, Dr Hans and Wilson, Dr Claire and Forgan, Dr Ross and Marshall, Mr Ross James
Authors: Marshall, R. J., Lennon, C. T., Tao, A., Senn, H. M., Wilson, C., Fairen-Jimenez, D., and Forgan, R. S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Journal of Materials Chemistry A
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN:2050-7488
ISSN (Online):2050-7496
Published Online:15 December 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A 6(3):1181-1187
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
619471Biomimetic guest selective metal-organic frameworks: catalysis and self-assemblyRoss ForganEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/L004461/1CHEM - CHEMISTRY