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A single crystalline porphyrinic titanium metal–organic framework


We successfully assembled the photocatalytic titanium-oxo cluster and photosensitizing porphyrinic linker into a metal–organic framework (MOF), namely PCN-22. A preformed titanium-oxo carboxylate cluster is adopted as the starting material to judiciously control the MOF growth process to afford single crystals. This synthetic method is useful to obtain highly crystalline titanium MOFs, which has been a daunting challenge in this field. Moreover, PCN-22 demonstrated permanent porosity and photocatalytic activities toward alcohol oxidation.

Graphical abstract: A single crystalline porphyrinic titanium metal–organic framework

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13 Mar 2015
28 Apr 2015
First published
28 Apr 2015
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Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 3926-3930

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A single crystalline porphyrinic titanium metal–organic framework

S. Yuan, T. Liu, D. Feng, J. Tian, K. Wang, J. Qin, Q. Zhang, Y. Chen, M. Bosch, L. Zou, S. J. Teat, S. J. Dalgarno and H. Zhou, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 3926 DOI: 10.1039/C5SC00916B

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