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Reversible structural switching of a metal–organic framework by photoirradiation

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Abstract

A photoresponsive metal organic framework material undergoes switching of its pore volume and sorption capacity. UV irradiation of the crystals causes cyclisation within the bis-thienylcyclopentene bridging ligands, thereby altering the node positions relative to one another along the Zn–L–Zn linkages. Incorporation of conformational flexibility into the dicarboxylic acid co-ligands facilitates the change in the framework geometry enforced by photocyclisation.

Graphical abstract: Reversible structural switching of a metal–organic framework by photoirradiation

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The article was received on 03 Aug 2017, accepted on 23 Aug 2017 and first published on 23 Aug 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC06074B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 11142-11145
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    Reversible structural switching of a metal–organic framework by photoirradiation

    V. I. Nikolayenko, S. A. Herbert and L. J. Barbour, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 11142
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC06074B

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