A versatile synthetic route for the preparation of titanium metal-organic frameworks. Academic Article uri icon


  • Exploitation of new titanium metal-organic frameworks (Ti-MOFs) with high crystallinity has been attracting great attention due to their vast application potential in photocatalysis. Herein a versatile synthetic strategy, namely, High Valence Metathesis and Oxidation (HVMO), is developed to synthesize a series of Ti-MOFs with predesigned topologies and structures. The crystallinity of these Ti-MOFs was well maintained throughout, as confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction and gas adsorption measurements. Significantly, there were only a few examples of Ti-MOFs, not to mention a general synthetic strategy for various kinds of Ti-MOFs in the literature. This contribution also illustrates the intriguing potential of Ti-MOF platforms in photocatalysis.

published proceedings

  • Chem Sci

altmetric score

  • 8.008

author list (cited authors)

  • Zou, L., Feng, D., Liu, T., Chen, Y., Yuan, S., Wang, K., ... Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 82

complete list of authors

  • Zou, Lanfang||Feng, Dawei||Liu, Tian-Fu||Chen, Ying-Pin||Yuan, Shuai||Wang, Kecheng||Wang, Xuan||Fordham, Stephen||Zhou, Hong-Cai

publication date

  • February 2016