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Large breathing of the MOF MIL-47(VIV) under mechanical pressure: a joint experimental–modelling exploration

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Abstract

A joint experimental–modelling study has demonstrated a large flexibility of the MIL-47(VIV) upon mechanical pressure which strongly deviates from its rigid behaviour in presence of guest molecules. A structural transition suspected by mercury intrusion and further confirmed by X-ray powder diffraction and molecular dynamics simulations, leads to a closed MIL-47(VIV) form never observed so far corresponding to a cell contraction of up to 43%. The microscopic key features that govern this transition are then elucidated from complementary Raman experiments.

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The article was received on 30 Sep 2011, accepted on 20 Dec 2011 and first published on 20 Dec 2011


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC00745B
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2012,3, 1100-1104
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    Large breathing of the MOF MIL-47(VIV) under mechanical pressure: a joint experimental–modelling exploration

    P. G. Yot, Q. Ma, J. Haines, Q. Yang, A. Ghoufi, T. Devic, C. Serre, V. Dmitriev, G. Férey, C. Zhong and G. Maurin, Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 1100
    DOI: 10.1039/C2SC00745B

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