Pore-controlled formation of 0D metal complexes in anionic 3D metal–organic frameworks Academic Article uri icon


  • © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015. The host-guest chemistry between a series of anionic MOFs and their trapped counterions was investigated by single crystal XRD. The PCN-514 series contains crystallographically identifiable metal complexes trapped in the pores, where their formation is controlled by the size and shape of the MOF pores. A change in the structure and pore size of PCN-518 indicates that the existence of guest molecules may reciprocally affect the formation of host MOFs.

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  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, M., Bosch, M., & Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • January 2015