Construction of ultrastable porphyrin Zr metal-organic frameworks through linker elimination. Academic Article uri icon


  • A series of highly stable MOFs with 3-D nanochannels, namely PCN-224 (no metal, Ni, Co, Fe), have been assembled with six-connected Zr6 cluster and metalloporphyrins by a linker-elimination strategy. The PCN-224 series not only exhibits the highest BET surface area (2600 m(2)/g) among all the reported porphyrinic MOFs but also remains intact in pH = 0 to pH = 11 aqueous solution. Remarkably, PCN-224(Co) exhibits high catalytic activity for the CO2/propylene oxide coupling reaction and can be used as a recoverable heterogeneous catalyst.

published proceedings

  • J Am Chem Soc

altmetric score

  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Feng, D., Chung, W., Wei, Z., Gu, Z., Jiang, H., Chen, Y., Darensbourg, D. J., & Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 726

complete list of authors

  • Feng, Dawei||Chung, Wan-Chun||Wei, Zhangwen||Gu, Zhi-Yuan||Jiang, Hai-Long||Chen, Ying-Pin||Darensbourg, Donald J||Zhou, Hong-Cai

publication date

  • November 2013