Stabilization of metal-organic frameworks with high surface areas by the incorporation of mesocavities with microwindows. Academic Article uri icon


  • Reactions between two novel hexatopic carboxylate ligands and copper salts give rise to two isostructural metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with a (3,24)-connected network topology containing both micro- and mesocavities with sizes of up to 3 nm. Both frameworks retain their porosity after guest-molecule removal, leading to high surface areas. Constructing MOFs containing mesocavities with microwindows may serve as a general approach toward stable MOFs with high surface areas.

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhao, D., Yuan, D., Sun, D., & Zhou, H.

complete list of authors

  • Zhao, Dan||Yuan, Daqiang||Sun, Daofeng||Zhou, Hong-Cai

publication date

  • January 1, 2009 11:11 AM