A highly stable porphyrinic zirconium metal-organic framework with shp-a topology. Academic Article uri icon


  • Through a kinetically controlled synthetic process, we synthesized PCN-223, a new porphyrinic Zr-MOF constructed from the newly reported hexagonal prismatic 12-connected Zr6 cluster through an unusual disordered arrangement, giving rise to the first example of the shp-a network in MOFs. With its extremely high connectivity, PCN-223 shows high stability in aqueous solutions with a wide range of pH. Cationic PCN-223(Fe) formed by postsynthetic treatment is an excellent recyclable heterogeneous catalyst for the hetero-Diels-Alder reaction.

published proceedings

  • J Am Chem Soc

altmetric score

  • 4.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Feng, D., Gu, Z., Chen, Y., Park, J., Wei, Z., Sun, Y., ... Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 285

complete list of authors

  • Feng, Dawei||Gu, Zhi-Yuan||Chen, Ying-Pin||Park, Jihye||Wei, Zhangwen||Sun, Yujia||Bosch, Mathieu||Yuan, Shuai||Zhou, Hong-Cai

publication date

  • December 2014