Flexible Zirconium MOFs as Bromine‐Nanocontainers for Bromination Reactions under Ambient Conditions Academic Article uri icon


  • A series of flexible MOFs (PCN-605, PCN-606, and PCN-700) are synthesized and applied to reversible bromine encapsulation and release. The chemical stability of these Zr-MOFs ensures the framework's integrity during the bromine adsorption, while the framework's flexibility allows for structural adaptation upon bromine uptake to afford stronger host-guest interactions and therefore higher bromine adsorption capacities. The flexible MOFs act as bromine-nanocontainers which elongate the storage time of volatile halides under ambient conditions. Furthermore, the bromine pre-adsorbed flexible MOFs can be used as generic bromine sources for bromination reactions giving improved yields and selectivities under ambient conditions when compared with liquid bromine.

altmetric score

  • 3.45

author list (cited authors)

  • Pang, J., Yuan, S., Du, D., Lollar, C., Zhang, L., Wu, M., ... Hong, M.

citation count

  • 24

publication date

  • October 2017