A Bumper Crop of Boiling-Water-Stable Metal-Organic Frameworks from Controlled Linker Sulfuration

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Author(s)

  • Wan-Ru Xian
  • Yonghe He
  • Hua-Qun Zhou
  • Sai-Li Zheng
  • Wei-Ming Liao
  • Jun He

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7097–7102
Journal / PublicationInorganic Chemistry
Volume59
Issue number10
Online published30 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2020

Abstract

The series of highly stable porous solids here feature systematic, regiospecific sulfur substitutions on the organic linkers for versatile functions. One major surprise lies in the controllable sequential reactions between sodium thiomethoxide (NaSMe) and octafluorobiphenyl-4,4′-dicarboxylic acid (H2bpdc-8F; this was readily made without precious metal catalysts). Namely, 3, 4, 6, and 8 methylthio-substitutions can be respectively achieved with regiospecificity (i.e., to produce the four molecules H2bpdc-3S5F, H2bpdc-4S4F, H2bpdc-6S2F, H2bpdc-8MS). A second surprise lies in their persistent formation of the UiO-67-type net with Zr(IV) ions, e.g., even in the case of the fully sulfurated H2bpdc-8MS. In addition to the remarkable breadth of functional control, all the Zr(IV)-based crystalline solids here are stable in boiling water (e.g., for 24 h) and in air as solventless, activated porous solids. Moreover, the thioether groups allow for convenient H2O2 oxidation to fine-tune the hydrophilicity and luminescence properties and improve proton conductivity.

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A Bumper Crop of Boiling-Water-Stable Metal-Organic Frameworks from Controlled Linker Sulfuration. / Xian, Wan-Ru; He, Yonghe; Diao, Yingxue; Wong, Yan-Lung; Zhou, Hua-Qun; Zheng, Sai-Li; Liao, Wei-Ming; Xu, Zhengtao; He, Jun.

In: Inorganic Chemistry, Vol. 59, No. 10, 18.05.2020, p. 7097–7102.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review