Postsynthetic modification of zirconium metal-organic frameworks

Marshall, R. J. and Forgan, R. S. (2016) Postsynthetic modification of zirconium metal-organic frameworks. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2016(27), pp. 4310-4331. (doi: 10.1002/ejic.201600394)

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Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have been in the spotlight for a number of years due to their chemical and topological versatility. As MOF research has progressed, highly functionalised materials have become desirable for specific applications, and in many cases the limitations of direct synthesis have been realised. This has resulted in the search for alternative synthetic routes, with postsynthetic modification (PSM), a term used to collectively describe the functionalisation of pre-synthesised MOFs whilst maintaining their desired characteristics, becoming a topic of interest. Advances in the scope of reactions performed are reported regularly; however reactions requiring harsh conditions can result in degradation of the framework. Zirconium-based MOFs present high chemical, thermal and mechanical stabilities, offering wider opportunities for the scope of reaction conditions that can be tolerated, which has seen a number of successful examples reported. This microreview discusses pertinent examples of PSM resulting in enhanced properties for specific applications, alongside fundamental transformations, which are categorised broadly into covalent modifications, surface transformations, metalations, linker and metal exchange, and cluster modifications.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Forgan, Professor Ross and Marshall, Mr Ross James
Authors: Marshall, R. J., and Forgan, R. S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Publisher:Wiley-VCH Verlag
ISSN (Online):1099-0682
Published Online:27 July 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2016(27): 4310-4331
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 & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/L004461/1CHEM - CHEMISTRY