Does functionalisation enhance CO2 uptake in interpenetrated MOFs? An examination of the IRMOF-9 series

Ravichandar Babarao, Campbell J. Coghlan, Damien Rankine, Witold M. Bloch, Gemma K. Gransbury, Hiroshi Sato, Susumu Kitagawa, Christopher J. Sumby, Matthew R. Hill, Christian J. Doonan

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The effect of pore functionalisation (-I, -OH, -OCH3) on a series of topologically equivalent, interpenetrated metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) was assessed by both simulation and experiment. Counter-intuitively, a decreased affinity for CO2 was observed in the functionalised materials, compared to the non-functionalised material. This result highlights the importance of considering the combined effects of network topology and chemical functionality in the design of MOFs for enhanced CO2 adsorption.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3238-3241
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

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