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A lithium–organic framework with coordinatively unsaturated metal sites that reversibly binds water

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Abstract

The synthesis and characterisation of a three-dimensional lithium–organic framework MIL-145 is described, which upon thermal treatment yields a second open framework, MIL-146, that contains four and three-coordinate lithium centres: the coordinatively unsaturated trigonal planar lithium centres are able to reversibly bind water with crystallinity maintained, while the dehydrated phase shows preferential adsorption of CO2 over N2.

Graphical abstract: A lithium–organic framework with coordinatively unsaturated metal sites that reversibly binds water

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The article was received on 13 Aug 2012, accepted on 31 Aug 2012 and first published on 31 Aug 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC35861A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 10639-10641
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    A lithium–organic framework with coordinatively unsaturated metal sites that reversibly binds water

    R. E. Osta, M. Frigoli, J. Marrot, N. Guillou, H. Chevreau, R. I. Walton and F. Millange, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 10639
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC35861A

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