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A Microporous Co2+ Metal Organic Framework with Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal Transformation Properties and High CO2 Uptake

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posted on 07.01.2015, 00:00 authored by Eleni E. Moushi, Andreas Kourtellaris, Ioannis Spanopoulos, Manolis J. Manos, Giannis S. Papaefstathiou, Pantelis N. Trikalitis, Anastasios J. Tasiopoulos
The synthesis and characterization of {[Co9(INA)18­(H2O)6]·11DMF·15H2O} (Co9-INA·11DMF·15H2O) (INA = the anion of isonicotinic acid) is reported. It exhibits a rigid 3D-porous structure with a Co9 repeating unit consisting of four [CoII2(μ-O2CR)2(μ-H2O)] subunits (two unique) linked through bridging INA ligands to an isolated CoII ion (half unique). The [CoII2] dimers and the isolated CoII ion have assembled to create a trinodal (6,7,8)-coordinated network with point symbol (32.411.56.62)2­(32.418.54.64)2­(34.44.54.63). Gas sorption studies revealed that Co9-INA exhibits 910 m2 g–1 BET area, 4.2 mmol g–1 CO2 uptake at 273 K/1 bar, and 6.7 CO2/CH4 selectivity at zero coverage. Furthermore, Co9-INA displays capability for exchange of the guest solvent molecules by various organic molecules in a single-crystal to single-crystal fashion. Direct and alternating current magnetic susceptibility studies revealed the existence of dominant antiferromagnetic interactions between the Co2+ ions that result in a paramagnetic ST = 3/2 spin ground state value. Overall, this work emphasizes the potential of relatively simple and inexpensive polytopic ligands, such as isonicotic acid, to stabilize microporous MOFs with significant CO2 sorption capacity.

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