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Themed collection Metal-organic frameworks

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Feature Article

MOFs for CO2 capture and separation from flue gas mixtures: the effect of multifunctional sites on their adsorption capacity and selectivity

Understanding the effect of functional sites on the MOF CO2 adsorption capacity and selectivity.

Graphical abstract: MOFs for CO2 capture and separation from flue gas mixtures: the effect of multifunctional sites on their adsorption capacity and selectivity
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Feature Article

Commercial metal–organic frameworks as heterogeneous catalysts

Commercially available MOFs can be highly active, reusable catalysts for liquid-phase acid-catalyzed and aerobic oxidation reactions.

Graphical abstract: Commercial metal–organic frameworks as heterogeneous catalysts
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

Single-crystal-to-single-crystal direct cross-linking and photopolymerisation of a discrete Ag(I) complex to give a 1D polycyclobutane coordination polymer

A discrete dinuclear Ag(I) tetrastilbazole undergoes a single-crystal-to-single-crystal reaction to form a 1D polycyclobutane.

Graphical abstract: Single-crystal-to-single-crystal direct cross-linking and photopolymerisation of a discrete Ag(i) complex to give a 1D polycyclobutane coordination polymer
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

Voltammetric reduction and re-oxidation of solid coordination polymers of dihydroxybenzoquinone

A 2D coordination polymer has been shown to undergo a reversible solid-state to solid-state electrochemical conversion with retention of the network connectivity.

Graphical abstract: Voltammetric reduction and re-oxidation of solid coordination polymers of dihydroxybenzoquinone
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

Successful implementation of the stepwise layer-by-layer growth of MOF thin films on confined surfaces: mesoporous silica foam as a first case study

Here we report the successful growth of homogenous MOF thin films of HKUST-1 and ZIF-8 on mesoporous silica foam using a layer-by-layer method.

Graphical abstract: Successful implementation of the stepwise layer-by-layer growth of MOF thin films on confined surfaces: mesoporous silica foam as a first case study
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

Understanding excess uptake maxima for hydrogen adsorption isotherms in frameworks with rht topology

For a series of metal–organic frameworks with rht topology, we study computationally the effect of the linker length on the surface area, pore size, and pore volume, relating them with the hydrogen adsorption properties. The results provide new insights about the excess capacities and the pressures where the uptake maxima in the excess isotherms occur.

Graphical abstract: Understanding excess uptake maxima for hydrogen adsorption isotherms in frameworks with rht topology
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

Assessing the adsorption selectivity of linker functionalized, moisture-stable metal–organic framework thin films by means of an environment-controlled quartz crystal microbalance

The stepwise deposition of a robust, MOF-5-analogue family as thin films is reported and the selective adsorption of probe molecules onto the films as a function of the linker functionalization is demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Assessing the adsorption selectivity of linker functionalized, moisture-stable metal–organic framework thin films by means of an environment-controlled quartz crystal microbalance
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

Control of framework interpenetration for in situ modified hydroxyl functionalised IRMOFs

Phase-pure metal–organic frameworks [Zn4O(L)3] are formed in one-pot reactions with liberation of accessible ‘metal-binding’ groups within the frameworks.

Graphical abstract: Control of framework interpenetration for in situ modified hydroxyl functionalised IRMOFs
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

Stepwise construction of grid-type Cu(II)–Cd(II) heterometallic MOFs based on an imidazole-appended dipyrrin ligand

An imidazole-appended dipyrrin ligand yields, upon coordination to Cu(II) cations, a linear metallatecton that self-assembles with Cd(II) salts to afford grid-type MOFs which, upon parallel stacking, lead to porous crystals offering 1D channels.

Graphical abstract: Stepwise construction of grid-type Cu(ii)–Cd(ii) heterometallic MOFs based on an imidazole-appended dipyrrin ligand
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

A versatile metal–organic framework for carbon dioxide capture and cooperative catalysis

A MOF PCN-124 exhibits selective adsorption of CO2 over CH4 and cooperative catalytic activity in a tandem deacetalization–Knoevenagel condensation reaction.

Graphical abstract: A versatile metal–organic framework for carbon dioxide capture and cooperative catalysis
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

Non-interpenetrated IRMOF-8: synthesis, activation, and gas sorption

The successful synthesis, activation, and gas sorption properties of phase-pure IRMOF-8 is reported, solving a decade-old puzzle.

Graphical abstract: Non-interpenetrated IRMOF-8: synthesis, activation, and gas sorption
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

CH4 storage and CO2 capture in highly porous zirconium oxide based metal–organic frameworks

Thermal, water and mechanical resistant zirconium-based MOF materials with exceptionally high CH4 and CO2 adsorption uptakes.

Graphical abstract: CH4 storage and CO2 capture in highly porous zirconium oxide based metal–organic frameworks
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

A new Al-MOF based on a unique column-shaped inorganic building unit exhibiting strongly hydrophilic sorption behaviour

A new Al-MOF denoted CAU-6 exhibits infinite column-shaped inorganic building units based on tridecanuclear Al-oxo-clusters and hydrophilic sorption behaviour.

Graphical abstract: A new Al-MOF based on a unique column-shaped inorganic building unit exhibiting strongly hydrophilic sorption behaviour
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

Functional group effects on metal–organic framework topology

The first functionalized 1,3,5-tris(4-carboxyphenyl)benzene (H3BTB) ligands have been prepared that generate an isostructural, functionalized MOF-177 framework, as well as the novel, interpenetrated pcu-e framework.

Graphical abstract: Functional group effects on metal–organic framework topology
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

Zr(IV) and Hf(IV) based metal–organic frameworks with reo-topology

Zr and Hf based MOFs with reo topology showing enhanced pore accessibility for large molecules and high hydrolytic stability were obtained.

Graphical abstract: Zr(iv) and Hf(iv) based metal–organic frameworks with reo-topology
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

Highly emissive Zn–Ln metal–organic frameworks with an unusual 3D inorganic subnetwork

Mixed zinc–lanthanide metal–organic frameworks based on the 3,5-pyrazoledicarboxylate ligand exhibit an unusual three-dimensional inorganic subnetwork and highly efficient photoluminescence.

Graphical abstract: Highly emissive Zn–Ln metal–organic frameworks with an unusual 3D inorganic subnetwork
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

Porous carbon materials with a controllable surface area synthesized from metal–organic frameworks

Carbonization of zinc containing metal–organic frameworks produces porous carbon materials with an interesting linear relationship between the Zn/C ratio of the precursors and the surface area of the resulting carbon materials.

Graphical abstract: Porous carbon materials with a controllable surface area synthesized from metal–organic frameworks
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

Assembly of super-supertetrahedral metal–organic clusters into a hierarchical porous cubic framework

Reported here is a porous framework constructed from super-supertetrahedral metal–organic clusters and exhibiting four hierarchical levels of supramolecular assembly.

Graphical abstract: Assembly of super-supertetrahedral metal–organic clusters into a hierarchical porous cubic framework
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

Synthetic control of framework zinc purinate crystallisation and properties of a large pore, decorated, mixed-linker RHO-type ZIF

A mixed-linker RHO-type ZIF with Imm symmetry and large pore size is one of four new purine-containing frameworks prepared solvothermally.

Graphical abstract: Synthetic control of framework zinc purinate crystallisation and properties of a large pore, decorated, mixed-linker RHO-type ZIF
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

Targeted functionalisation of a hierarchically-structured porous coordination polymer crystal enhances its entire function

A post-synthetic modified core–shell crystal of a porous coordination polymer accumulated aniline derivatives and gave the intense exciplex emission.

Graphical abstract: Targeted functionalisation of a hierarchically-structured porous coordination polymer crystal enhances its entire function
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

Facile synthesis of metal–organic framework films via in situ seeding of nanoparticles

A facile in situ nanoparticle seeding method is reported to prepare MIL-101(Cr) films on alumina supports. The in situ seeding of MIL-101(Cr) nanoparticles was promoted by use of dimethylacetamide. The generality of this approach is further demonstrated for Cu3(btc)2 films by using a (poly)acrylate promoter.

Graphical abstract: Facile synthesis of metal–organic framework films via in situ seeding of nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

Calix[4]arene-based metal–organic frameworks: towards hierarchically porous materials

An upper rim-functionalised calix[4]arene dicarboxylic acid (H2caldc) has been used to prepare four metal–organic frameworks, three of which have been structurally characterised and shown to form two- or three-dimensional network structures.

Graphical abstract: Calix[4]arene-based metal–organic frameworks: towards hierarchically porous materials
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
Communication

Instantaneous gelation of a new copper(II) metallogel amenable to encapsulation of a luminescent lanthanide cluster

We describe a copper(II) containing discrete metal complex gelator able to gel dimethylformamide (DMF) at 0.51 wt%.

Graphical abstract: Instantaneous gelation of a new copper(ii) metallogel amenable to encapsulation of a luminescent lanthanide cluster
From the themed collection: Metal-organic frameworks
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The peer-reviewed articles in this ChemComm web themed issue will highlight recent cutting-edge achievements in the exciting field of metal-organic frameworks.

The guest editors of the issue are Neil Champness (University of Nottingham, UK), Christian Serre (University of Versailles, France) and Seth Cohen (University of California, San Diego, USA).

Articles in this web themed issue will be added below as soon as possible, after they are published.

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