Converting 3D rigid metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to 2D flexible networks via ligand exchange for enhanced CO2/N2 and CH4/N2 separation

Yingdian He, Jin Shang, Qinfen Gu, Gang Li, Jiaye Li, Ranjeet Kaur Singh, Penny Yuezhu Xiao, Paul Anthony Webley

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We report a synthetic strategy for constructing a novel flexible MOF from a rigid parent structure by ligand exchange. This is the first reported study on introducing flexible heterogeneity into a rigid structure via substantial structural rearrangement. The daughter material exhibits enhanced gas separation selectivity compared with the parent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14716-14719
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number79
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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