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A flexible thioether-based MOF as a crystalline sponge for structural characterization of liquid organic molecules

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Abstract

Herein, we present a flexible MOF (PCN-41) composed of a thioether-based linker and a stair-like {Cu4I4} cluster. Upon the inclusion of liquid organic molecules, PCN-41 undergoes a single crystal to single crystal transformation to allow for ordered arrangement of the guest molecules. By virtue of the low symmetry, structural flexibility, and the electron-rich cavity environment, PCN-41 exhibits crystalline sponge behavior toward a series of electron-deficient liquid molecules including DMF, MeCN, NMP, DMSO and benzaldehyde.

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The article was received on 03 Apr 2017, accepted on 25 Apr 2017 and first published on 27 Apr 2017


Article type: Research Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7QM00152E
Citation: Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article
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    A flexible thioether-based MOF as a crystalline sponge for structural characterization of liquid organic molecules

    X. Yang, S. Yuan, J. Qin, C. Lollar, A. Alsalme and H. Zhou, Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7QM00152E

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