Tailor-Made Pyrazolide-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks for Selective Catalysis. Academic Article uri icon


  • The predesignable porous structures in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) render them quite attractive as a host-guest platform to address a variety of important issues at the frontiers of science. In this work, a perfluorophenylene functionalized metalloporphyrinic MOF, namely, PCN-624, has been rationally designed, synthesized, and structurally characterized. PCN-624 is constructed by 12-connected [Ni8(OH)4(H2O)2Pz12] (Pz = pyrazolide) nodes and fluorinated 5,10,15,20-tetrakis(2,3,5,6-tetrafluoro-4-(1 H-pyrazol-4-yl)phenyl)-porphyrin (TTFPPP) linker with an ftw-a topological net. Notably, PCN-624 exhibits extinguished robustness under different conditions, including organic solvents, strong acid, and base aqueous solutions. The pore surface of PCN-624 is decorated with pendant perfluorophenylene groups. These moieties fabricate densely fluorinated nanocages resulting in the selective guest capture of the material. More importantly, PCN-624 can be employed as an efficient heterogeneous catalyst for the selective synthesis of fullerene-anthracene bisadduct. Owing to the high chemical robustness of PCN-624, it can be recycled over five times without significant loss of its catalytic activity. All of these results demonstrate that MOFs can serve as a powerful platform with great flexibility for functional design to solve various synthetic problems.

published proceedings

  • J Am Chem Soc

altmetric score

  • 2.1

author list (cited authors)

  • Huang, N., Wang, K., Drake, H., Cai, P., Pang, J., Li, J., ... Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 106

complete list of authors

  • Huang, Ning||Wang, Kecheng||Drake, Hannah||Cai, Peiyu||Pang, Jiandong||Li, Jialuo||Che, Sai||Huang, Lan||Wang, Qi||Zhou, Hong-Cai

publication date

  • May 2018