Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 7, 2015
Previous Article Next Article

Chemical principles underpinning the performance of the metal–organic framework HKUST-1

Author affiliations

Abstract

A common feature of multi-functional metal–organic frameworks is a metal dimer in the form of a paddlewheel, as found in the structure of Cu3(btc)2 (HKUST-1). The HKUST-1 framework demonstrates exceptional gas storage, sensing and separation, catalytic activity and, in recent studies, unprecedented ionic and electrical conductivity. These results are a promising step towards the real-world application of metal–organic materials. In this perspective, we discuss progress in the understanding of the electronic, magnetic and physical properties of HKUST-1, representative of the larger family of Cu⋯Cu containing metal–organic frameworks. We highlight the chemical interactions that give rise to its favourable properties, and which make this material well suited to a range of technological applications. From this analysis, we postulate key design principles for tailoring novel high-performance hybrid frameworks.

Graphical abstract: Chemical principles underpinning the performance of the metal–organic framework HKUST-1

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 23 Apr 2015, accepted on 04 May 2015 and first published on 11 May 2015


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01489A
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 3674-3683
  • Open access: Creative Commons BY license
  •   Request permissions

    Chemical principles underpinning the performance of the metal–organic framework HKUST-1

    C. H. Hendon and A. Walsh, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 3674
    DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01489A

    This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence. Material from this article can be used in other publications provided that the correct acknowledgement is given with the reproduced material.

    Reproduced material should be attributed as follows:

    • For reproduction of material from NJC:
      [Original citation] - Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) on behalf of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the RSC.
    • For reproduction of material from PCCP:
      [Original citation] - Published by the PCCP Owner Societies.
    • For reproduction of material from PPS:
      [Original citation] - Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) on behalf of the European Society for Photobiology, the European Photochemistry Association, and RSC.
    • For reproduction of material from all other RSC journals:
      [Original citation] - Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry.

    Information about reproducing material from RSC articles with different licences is available on our Permission Requests page.

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements