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Kinetic and Thermodynamic Control of Structure Transformations in a Family of Cobalt(II)–Organic Frameworks

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posted on 2017-09-18, 00:00 authored by Qiang Chen, Rui Feng, Jian Xu, Yan-Yuan Jia, Ting-Ting Wang, Ze Chang, Xian-He Bu
Dynamic metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) that respond to external stimuli have recently attracted great attention. However, the subtle control of dynamic processes as well as the illustration of the underlying mechanism, which is crucial for the targeted construction and modulation purpose, is extremely challenging. Herein, we report the achievement of simultaneous kinetic and thermodynamic modulation of the structure transformation processes of a family of cobalt­(II)–organic frameworks, through the rational combination of coligand replacement, solvent molecule substitution, and ligand-based solid solution strategies. On the basis of the systematic investigation of the structural transformation behaviors, the underlying response mechanism and principles for modulation were illustrated. It is expected that this work can provide valuable hints for the study and further development of dynamic materials.