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Facile synthesis of an ultra-stable metal–organic framework with excellent acid and base resistance

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Abstract

A novel ultra-stable metal–organic framework, MCIF-1, [Cu2(DCI)2](MeCN), based on dicyanoimidazole and Cu(I), has been synthesized at room temperature successfully. MCIF-1 shows excellent water stability and can retain crystallinity after soaking in water for about one week. In addition, MCIF-1 also shows exceptional resistance under both acidic and basic conditions within a large pH range from 0 to 13.5. What is more, after modifying the synthesis procedure slightly, we can produce this material in a large scale during a very short time. Mild synthesis conditions, excellent stability and ease of large scale production give MCIF-1 great potential for practical use.

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The article was received on 16 Jan 2017, accepted on 13 Feb 2017 and first published on 13 Feb 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7FD00017K
Citation: Faraday Discuss., 2017, Advance Article
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    Facile synthesis of an ultra-stable metal–organic framework with excellent acid and base resistance

    N. Zhao, P. Li, X. Mu, C. Liu, F. Sun and G. Zhu, Faraday Discuss., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7FD00017K

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