Flexible Zirconium MOF as the Crystalline Sponge for Coordinative Alignment of Dicarboxylates Academic Article uri icon


  • Because of their permanent porosity and unparalleled structural diversities, flexible metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are promising and highly desirable in host-guest chemistry. In this work, we employed a flexible Zr-MOF system, namely PCN-700 species, as the crystalline sponge for guest inclusion. A family of linear dicarboxylate ligands was adsorbed in the void space of PCN-700, which were subsequently confirmed by crystallographic observation. The stretching degree of the PCN-700 series was varied by means of dicarboxylate encapsulation through coordinative alignment.

author list (cited authors)

  • Qin, J., Yuan, S., Alsalme, A., & Zhou, H.

publication date

  • January 1, 2017 11:11 AM