The preparation of an ultrastable mesoporous Cr(iii)-MOF via reductive labilization. Academic Article uri icon


  • Kinetic labilization of the Fe(iii)-O coordination bond in a mesoporous metal-organic framework, PCN-333-Fe(iii), is realized by the reduction of Fe(iii) by Cr(ii). The Fe(ii)-Cr(ii) metathesis is thus completely achieved followed by this reductive labilization process that generates PCN-333-Cr(iii). The kinetic inertness of Cr(iii) provides PCN-333-Cr(iii) with enhanced chemical stability as well as a broader range of applications compared to those of PCN-333-Fe(iii). For instance, alkylamine incorporated PCN-333-Cr(iii) demonstrated significant carbon dioxide uptake while PCN-333-Fe(iii) lost its crystallinity after alkylamine treatment.

published proceedings

  • Chem Sci

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Lian, X., Feng, D., Chen, Y., Liu, T., Wang, X., & Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 38

complete list of authors

  • Lian, Xizhen||Feng, Dawei||Chen, Ying-Pin||Liu, Tian-Fu||Wang, Xuan||Zhou, Hong-Cai

publication date

  • December 2015