Single-Crystalline UiO-67-Type Porous Network Stable to Boiling Water, Solvent Loss, and Oxidation

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6198-6201
Journal / PublicationInorganic Chemistry
Volume57
Issue number11
Online published21 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2018

Abstract

With methylthio groups flanking the carboxyl groups, the 3,3′,5,5′-tetrakis(methylthio)biphenyl dicarboxylate (TMBPD) linker forms a zirconium(IV) carboxylate porous framework featuring the topology of the UiO-67 prototype, i.e., with a face-centered-cubic array of the Zr6O4(OH)4 clusters. Thioether functionalization proves valuable because the ZrTMBPD crystal is found to be exceptionally stable not only upon long-term exposure to air but also in boiling water and a broad range of pH conditions. The hydrophobicity of the metal-organic framework can also be tuned by simple H2O2 oxidation, as illustrated in the water contact-angle measurement of the pristine and H2O2-treated ZrTMBPD solid.

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Single-Crystalline UiO-67-Type Porous Network Stable to Boiling Water, Solvent Loss, and Oxidation. / Wong, Yan-Lung; Yee, Ka-Kit; Hou, Yun-Long; Li, Jiaqian; Wang, Zuankai; Zeller, Matthias; Hunter, Allen D.; Xu, Zhengtao.

In: Inorganic Chemistry, Vol. 57, No. 11, 04.06.2018, p. 6198-6201.

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