Kinetically tuned dimensional augmentation as a versatile synthetic route towards robust metal-organic frameworks. Academic Article uri icon


  • Metal-organic frameworks with high stability have been pursued for many years due to the sustainability requirement for practical applications. However, researchers have had great difficulty synthesizing chemically ultra-stable, highly porous metal-organic frameworks in the form of crystalline solids, especially as single crystals. Here we present a kinetically tuned dimensional augmentation synthetic route for the preparation of highly crystalline and extremely robust metal-organic frameworks with a preserved metal cluster core. Through this versatile synthetic route, we obtain large single crystals of 34 different iron-containing metal-organic frameworks. Among them, PCN-250(Fe2Co) exhibits high volumetric uptake of hydrogen and methane, and is also stable in water and aqueous solutions with a wide range of pH values.

published proceedings

  • Nat Commun

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Feng, D., Wang, K., Wei, Z., Chen, Y., Simon, C. M., Arvapally, R. K., ... Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 276

complete list of authors

  • Feng, Dawei||Wang, Kecheng||Wei, Zhangwen||Chen, Ying-Pin||Simon, Cory M||Arvapally, Ravi K||Martin, Richard L||Bosch, Mathieu||Liu, Tian-Fu||Fordham, Stephen||Yuan, Daqiang||Omary, Mohammad A||Haranczyk, Maciej||Smit, Berend||Zhou, Hong-Cai

publication date

  • December 2014