Reversible alteration of CO2 adsorption upon photochemical or thermal treatment in a metal-organic framework. Academic Article uri icon


  • A metal-organic framework (MOF) for reversible alteration of guest molecule adsorption, here carbon dioxide, upon photochemical or thermal treatment has been discovered. An azobenzene functional group, which can switch its conformation upon light irradiation or heat treatment, has been introduced to the organic linker of a MOF. The resulting MOF adsorbs different amount of CO(2) after UV or heat treatment. This remarkable stimuli-responsive adsorption effect has been demonstrated through experiments.

published proceedings

  • J Am Chem Soc

altmetric score

  • 13

author list (cited authors)

  • Park, J., Yuan, D., Pham, K. T., Li, J., Yakovenko, A., & Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 374

complete list of authors

  • Park, Jinhee||Yuan, Daqiang||Pham, Khanh T||Li, Jian-Rong||Yakovenko, Andrey||Zhou, Hong-Cai

publication date

  • January 2012