New Microporous Metal-Organic Frameworks with Unusual Structural Features

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University
â—‹Xiao-Ming Chen

In this report, our new strategies using simple bent exo-bidentate and exo-tridentate ligands such as imidazolates and triazolates to generate a series of microporous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) will be presented [1-4]. A series of crystal structures of the MOFs exhibiting unusual zeolitic topologies, dynamic structures driven by water absorption/desorption, window opening/closing configurations will be reported, along with the structural tuning of the porous sizes and shapes by using different kinds of bridging ligands.
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