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A new series of isoreticular copper-based metal-organic frameworks containing non-linear linkers with different group 14 central atoms

: Wenzel, S.E.; Fischer, M.; Hoffmann, F.; Fröba, M.


Journal of Materials Chemistry 22 (2012), No.20, pp.10294-10302
ISSN: 0959-9428
Journal Article
Fraunhofer IWS ()

The synthesis and characterization of two new metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) UHM-2 and UHM-4, which are isoreticular to PCN-12 and UHM-3 (see Inorg. Chem., 2009, 48, 6559), are presented. Both materials comprise dicopper paddle-wheel units and the new tetracarboxylic acid linkers 5,5'-(propane-2,2-diyl)diisophthalic acid and 5,5'-(dimethylgermanediyl) diisophthalic acid, respectively. In addition, isoreticular mixed-linker MOFs were synthesized with the silicon- and germanium containing linkers. UHM-2 to -4 constitute a homologous series allowing a systematic study on how the incorporation of atoms with higher polarizability in linkers may enhance the overall hydrogen uptake of MOFs. The experimental work is complemented by dispersion-corrected DFT calculations on C 2v confor mers of model systems representing the linkers of these MOFs.