A porous metal–organic framework with helical chain building units exhibiting facile transition from micro- to meso-porosity Academic Article uri icon


  • A metal-organic framework (MOF) with helical channels has been constructed by bridging helical chain secondary building units with 2,6-di-p-carboxyphenyl-4,4'-bipyridine ligands. The activated MOF shows permanent porosity and gas adsorption selectivity. Remarkably, the MOF exhibits a facile transition from micro- to meso-porosity.

author list (cited authors)

  • Park, J., Li, J., Sañudo, E. C., Yuan, D., & Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 39

publication date

  • January 2012