A single crystalline porphyrinic titanium metal-organic framework. Academic Article uri icon


  • We successfully assembled the photocatalytic titanium-oxo cluster and photosensitizing porphyrinic linker into a metal-organic framework (MOF), namely PCN-22. A preformed titanium-oxo carboxylate cluster is adopted as the starting material to judiciously control the MOF growth process to afford single crystals. This synthetic method is useful to obtain highly crystalline titanium MOFs, which has been a daunting challenge in this field. Moreover, PCN-22 demonstrated permanent porosity and photocatalytic activities toward alcohol oxidation.

published proceedings

  • Chem Sci

altmetric score

  • 7.258

author list (cited authors)

  • Yuan, S., Liu, T., Feng, D., Tian, J., Wang, K., Qin, J., ... Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 176

complete list of authors

  • Yuan, Shuai||Liu, Tian-Fu||Feng, Dawei||Tian, Jian||Wang, Kecheng||Qin, Junsheng||Zhang, Qiang||Chen, Ying-Pin||Bosch, Mathieu||Zou, Lanfang||Teat, Simon J||Dalgarno, Scott J||Zhou, Hong-Cai

publication date

  • July 2015