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Exceptional surface area from coordination copolymers derived from two linear linkers of differing lengths

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Abstract

Although a multitude of microporous coordination polymers (MCPs) with ultrahigh surface area have been reported in the last decade, none of these can come close to matching the cost/performance ratio of conventional sorbents such as zeolites and carbons for most applications. There is a need to drastically reduce the cost of MCPs and this goal cannot be achieved through complex linker synthesis strategies so often used to boost MCP performance. Here two new MCPs: UMCM-8 (Zn4O(benzene-1,4-dicarboxylate)1.5(naphthalene-2,6-dicarboxylate)1.5), and UMCM-9 (Zn4O(naphthalene-2,6-dicarboxylate)1.5(biphenyl-4,4′-dicarboxylate)1.5) are described and the concept of using mixtures of readily available linear linkers that enforce different spacings between network nodes is introduced as a means to reduce interpenetration. These new MCPs demonstrate Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) surface areas over 4000 m2 g−1 and high pore volumes over 1.80 cm3 g−1.

Graphical abstract: Exceptional surface area from coordination copolymers derived from two linear linkers of differing lengths

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Submitted
25 Jan 2012
Accepted
01 May 2012
First published
24 May 2012

Chem. Sci., 2012,3, 2429-2432
Article type
Edge Article

Exceptional surface area from coordination copolymers derived from two linear linkers of differing lengths

K. Koh, J. D. Van Oosterhout, S. Roy, A. G. Wong-Foy and A. J. Matzger, Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 2429
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC20407J

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