Pore-Environment Engineering with Multiple Metal Sites in Rare-Earth Porphyrinic Metal-Organic Frameworks. Academic Article uri icon


  • Multi-component metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) with precisely controlled pore environments are highly desired owing to their potential applications in gas adsorption, separation, cooperative catalysis, and biomimetics. A series of multi-component MOFs, namely PCN-900(RE), were constructed from a combination of tetratopic porphyrinic linkers, linear linkers, and rare-earth hexanuclear clusters (RE6 ) under the guidance of thermodynamics. These MOFs exhibit high surface areas (up to 2523cm2 g-1 ) and unlimited tunability by modification of metal nodes and/or linker components. Post-synthetic exchange of linear linkers and metalation of two organic linkers were realized, allowing the incorporation of a wide range of functional moieties. Two different metal sites were sequentially placed on the linear linker and the tetratopic porphyrinic linker, respectively, giving rise to an ideal platform for heterogeneous catalysis.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

altmetric score

  • 2.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, L., Yuan, S., Feng, L., Guo, B., Qin, J., Xu, B., ... Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 112

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Liangliang||Yuan, Shuai||Feng, Liang||Guo, Bingbing||Qin, Jun-Sheng||Xu, Ben||Lollar, Christina||Sun, Daofeng||Zhou, Hong-Cai

publication date

  • April 2018