Selective gas adsorption and unique phase transition properties in a stable magnesium metal-organic framework constructed from infinite metal chains Academic Article uri icon


  • A 3D Magnesium MOF PCN-72 has been synthesized from the solvothermal reaction of Mg(NO3)2 and a linear ligand. This MOF has a unique structure with 1-dimensional (1D) channel as well as infinite metal chains, which resembles the topology of MIL-53. It is thermally and moisture stable. In situ powder X-ray diffraction studies reveal its interesting phase transitions under temperature change. Calculation shows that each phase of PCN-72 exhibits unique and unusual thermal expansion properties. After removing coordinated solvent at Mg chains, PCN-72 can selectively adsorb CO2 over N2. 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

published proceedings

  • CrystEngComm

author list (cited authors)

  • Liu, Y., Chen, Y., Liu, T., Yakovenko, A. A., Raiff, A. M., & Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Liu, Yangyang||Chen, Ying-Pin||Liu, Tian-Fu||Yakovenko, Andrey A||Raiff, Aaron M||Zhou, Hong-Cai

publication date

  • January 2013