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N,N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide (DEET) acts as a metal–organic framework synthesis solvent with phase-directing capabilities

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Abstract

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are generally synthesized in toxic formamide solvents. Greener solvents would lower production barriers and facilitate applications such as drug delivery. N,N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide (DEET), the most widely used insect repellent, is shown to serve this role. Furthermore, DEET-loaded MOFs can be leveraged in controlled-release insect repellent formulations.

Graphical abstract: N,N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide (DEET) acts as a metal–organic framework synthesis solvent with phase-directing capabilities

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Submitted
15 Apr 2020
Accepted
17 Jul 2020
First published
23 Jul 2020

Chem. Commun., 2020,56, 9966-9969
Article type
Communication

N,N-Diethyl-3-methylbenzamide (DEET) acts as a metal–organic framework synthesis solvent with phase-directing capabilities

R. A. Dodson, A. P. Kalenak, D. R. Du Bois, S. L. Gill-Ljunghammer and A. J. Matzger, Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 9966
DOI: 10.1039/D0CC02741C

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