Stomata-like metal peptide coordination polymer

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Author(s)

  • Ning Ma
  • Cong Lin
  • Nian Wu
  • Qi Liu
  • Wei Meng
  • Xiao-Shuang Wang
  • Lu Zhang
  • Xiaohui Xu
  • Yifang Zhao
  • Lin Zhuang
  • Junliang Sun
  • Ren-Xi Zhuo
  • Xian-Zheng Zhang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23440-23445
Journal / PublicationJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Volume5
Issue number45
Online published19 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2017

Abstract

The water-triggered reversible transformation plays a significant role in bio-systems. To develop artificial materials with reversible structural transformability under mild conditions would be helpful to understand how bio-systems work. Here we report on a flexible coordination polymer, Cu-(Gly-Thr)·2H2O, whose structure can be controlled by humidity or temperature. This porous coordination polymer shows reversible single-crystal to single-crystal transformation with surprisingly high thermal stability. It was found that the ordered transformation occurs via coordination bonds breaking and reforming without changing the coordination numbers and valence of the copper ion. This reversible transformation makes it especially efficient at taking up CO2 under wet conditions, which is similar to the function of plant stomata.

Citation Format(s)

Stomata-like metal peptide coordination polymer. / Ma, Ning; Lin, Cong; Wu, Nian; Liu, Qi; Ma, Jia-Le; Meng, Wei; Wang, Xiao-Shuang; Zhang, Lu; Xu, Xiaohui; Zhao, Yifang; Zhuang, Lin; Fan, Jun; Sun, Junliang; Zhuo, Ren-Xi; Zhang, Xian-Zheng.

In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 5, No. 45, 07.12.2017, p. 23440-23445.

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