Conventional and Unconventional Metal–Organic Frameworks Based on Phosphonate Ligands: MOFs and UMOFs Academic Article uri icon


  • Metal-organic frameworks (MOF) and UMOFs based on porous materials based on phosphonate ligands are discussed. Rubibao Fu and co-workers presented a series of divalent phosphonates using C 4, the compound was found to possess a series of interconnected 1D inorganic chains creating 1D channels that contain both water molecules and protonated phosphonate groups. Mao and co-workers prepared mixed-ligand La and Nd phosphonate/sulfonates utilizing N,NO-piperazinebis(methylenephosphonic acid) and para-sulfonylphenylphosphonic acid. Taddei and co-workers in Italy have recently reported two zirconium compounds with N,NO-piperazinebis(methylenephosphonic acid), which exhibits 1D channels that can reversibly desorb and sorb water molecules. Dines et al. reported Zr(O 3PC 12H 8PO 3) compound that showed a wide distribution of pore sizes.

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Gagnon, K. J., Perry, H. P., & Clearfield, A.

citation count

  • 489

publication date

  • February 2012