Highly porous metal-organic framework sustained with 12-connected nanoscopic octahedra. Academic Article uri icon


  • Two dicopper(II)-paddlewheel-based metal-organic frameworks (PCN-81 and -82) have been synthesized by using tetratopic ligands featuring 90-carbazole-dicarboxylate moieties. Both adopt 12-connected tfb topology with nanoscopic octahedra as building units. The freeze-dried PCN-82 shows Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) and Langmuir surface areas as high as 4488 and 4859 m(2) g(-1), respectively. It also exhibits high H(2)-adsorption capacity at low pressure (300 cm(3) g(-1) or 2.6 wt% at 77 K and 1 bar), which can be attributed to its high surface area, microporosity, and open metal sites.

published proceedings

  • Dalton Trans

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Lu, W., Yuan, D., Makal, T. A., Wei, Z., Li, J., & Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 53

complete list of authors

  • Lu, Weigang||Yuan, Daqiang||Makal, Trevor A||Wei, Zhangwen||Li, Jian-Rong||Zhou, Hong-Cai

publication date

  • February 2013