Made in Water : A Stable Microporous Cu(I)-carboxylate Framework (CityU-7) for CO2, Water, and Iodine Uptake

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Author(s)

  • Jie Liu
  • Xiao-Ping Zhou
  • Matthias Zeller
  • Allen D. Hunter
  • Qianrong Fang
  • Li Liao

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4807-4811
Journal / PublicationInorganic Chemistry
Volume57
Issue number9
Online published17 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2018

Abstract

Using water as the sole solvent, the bifunctional molecule tetrakis(methylthio)-1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid (TMBD) was reacted with Cu(CH3CN)4BF4 to form a robust microporous metal-organic framework (MOF, CityU-7) featuring Cu(I) ions being simultaneously bonded to the carboxyl and thioether donors. The MOF solid is stable in air and can be easily activated by heating, without the need for treatment with organic solvents. The subnanoscopic pores (ca. 0.6 nm) of the host net allow for uptake of CO2 and H2O but exhibit lesser sorption for N2 at 77 K. The microporous net can also be penetrated by I2 molecules.

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Made in Water : A Stable Microporous Cu(I)-carboxylate Framework (CityU-7) for CO2, Water, and Iodine Uptake. / Liu, Jie; Xiao, Ran; Wong, Yan-Lung; Zhou, Xiao-Ping; Zeller, Matthias; Hunter, Allen D.; Fang, Qianrong; Liao, Li; Xu, Zhengtao.

In: Inorganic Chemistry, Vol. 57, No. 9, 07.05.2018, p. 4807-4811.

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