A flexible thioether-based MOF as a crystalline sponge for structural characterization of liquid organic molecules Academic Article uri icon


  • Herein, we present a flexible MOF (PCN-41) composed of a thioether-based linker. By the virtue of the low symmetry, structural flexibility, and the electron-rich cavity environment, PCN-41 exhibits crystalline sponge behavior toward a series of electron-deficient liquid molecules.

published proceedings

  • Materials Chemistry Frontiers

author list (cited authors)

  • Yang, X., Yuan, S., Qin, J., Lollar, C., Alsalme, A., & Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 12

complete list of authors

  • Yang, Xin-Yu||Yuan, Shuai||Qin, Jun-Sheng||Lollar, Christina||Alsalme, Ali||Zhou, Hong-Cai

publication date

  • January 2017