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Ligand Charge Separation To Build Highly Stable Quasi-Isomer of MOF-74-Zn

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posted on 14.06.2019, 19:15 by Huajun Yang, Fang Peng, Candy Dang, Yong Wang, Dandan Hu, Xiang Zhao, Pingyun Feng, Xianhui Bu
Built from an unusual high-charge-density ligand 2,5-dioxido-1,4-benzenedicarboxylate (dobdc4–), MOF-74 M (M2dobdc) have unsurpassed gas uptake and separation properties. It is thus intriguing to mimic or replicate such ligand properties in other chemical systems. Here, we show a ligand charge separation (LCS) model that could offer one pathway toward this goal. Two new materials (CPM-74 and -75, corresponding to MOF-74 and IRMOF-74-II, respectively) are presented here to illustrate this concept and its feasibility. Specifically, the dobdc4– ligand in MOF-74 can be conceptually broken down into OH and obdc3– (H3obdc = 2-hydroxyterephthalic acid), which leads to CPM-74, Zn2(OH)­(obdc), that is nearly isomeric with MOF-74-Zn. Different from MOF-74, CPM-74 is made from homohelical rod packing. Moreover, CPM-74 has high hydrothermal and thermal stability uncommon for Zn-MOFs. It contains open Zn sites on 4-coordinated Zn2+ and its isosteric heat of adsorption for CO2 is 22% higher than that of MOF-74-Zn at low pressures.

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