A novel mesoporous hydrogen-bonded organic framework with high porosity and stability†
A highly stable hydrogen-bonded organic framework, HOF-14, has been successfully constructed and structurally characterized. It possesses a permanent three dimensional (3D) porous structure. The activated HOF-14 has a high BET surface area of 2573 m2 g−1 and a record large pore volume of 1.36 cm3 g−1 among HOF materials. In addition, HOF-14 also exhibits high chemical and thermal stability and is capable of highly selective separation of light hydrocarbons under ambient conditions.