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Evidence of flexibility in the nanoporous iron(III) carboxylate MIL-89

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The very large expansion upon adsorption of liquids, up to 160% in cell volume, has been observed in the iron(III) trans,trans muconate MIL-89 [(MIL = Material Institut Lavoisier]. The structure of lutidine-containing MIL-89 (lutidine = 2,6-dimethylpyridine) has been determined using X-ray powder diffraction and computer simulations. Finally, the consequences of adsorption of various polar and apolar liquids have been evaluated using ex situsynchrotron X-ray powder diffraction data and reveals that the swelling behavior of MIL-89 is selective but slightly different from the MIL-88 analogues.

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The article was received on 01 Apr 2008, accepted on 13 Jun 2008 and first published on 30 Jul 2008

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B805408H
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2008,0, 5462-5464
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    Evidence of flexibility in the nanoporous iron(III) carboxylate MIL-89

    C. Serre, S. Surblé, C. Mellot-Draznieks, Y. Filinchuk and G. Férey, Dalton Trans., 2008, 0, 5462
    DOI: 10.1039/B805408H

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