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Helically structured metal–organic frameworks fabricated by using supramolecular assemblies as templates

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Abstract

The controlled formation of MOF-based superstructures with well-defined nanoscale sizes and exquisite morphologies represents a big challenge, but can trigger a new set of properties distinct from their bulk counterparts. Here we report on the use of a self-assembled organic object to template the first example of a nanoscale metal–organic framework (MOF) with a helical morphology. Two prototypical MOFs (HKUST-1 and MIL-100) were used to exemplify the growth of such materials on supramolecular assemblies. Interestingly, it was found that, dependent on the nature of the precursors, not only could well-defined helical MOF nanotubes be facilely fabricated, but novel helical bundle nanostructures could also be formed. These resultant MOF superstructures show additional optical properties and could be used as precursors for the preparation of chiral nanocarbons.

Graphical abstract: Helically structured metal–organic frameworks fabricated by using supramolecular assemblies as templates

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Submitted
26 Oct 2014
Accepted
23 Dec 2014
First published
23 Dec 2014

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 1910-1916
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Edge Article
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Helically structured metal–organic frameworks fabricated by using supramolecular assemblies as templates

H. Wang, W. Zhu, J. Li, T. Tian, Y. Lan, N. Gao, C. Wang, M. Zhang, C. F. J. Faul and G. Li, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 1910
DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03278K

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