Functionalization of Zirconium‐Based Metal–Organic Layers with Tailored Pore Environments for Heterogeneous Catalysis Academic Article uri icon


  • Intriguing properties and functions are expected to implant into metal-organic layers (MOLs) to achieve tailored pore environments and multiple functionalities owing to the synergies among multiple components. Herein, we demonstrate a facile one-pot synthetic strategy to incorporate multiple functionalities into stable zirconium MOLs via secondary ligand pillaring. Through the combination of Zr6 -BTB (BTB=benzene-1,3,5-tribenzoate) layers and diverse secondary ligands (including ditopic and tetratopic linkers), 31 MOFs with multi-functionalities were systematically prepared. Notably, a metal-phthalocyanine fragment was successfully incorporated into this Zr-MOL system, giving rise to an ideal platform for the selective oxidation of anthracene. The organic functionalization of two-dimensional MOLs can generate tunable porous structures and environments, which may facilitate the excellent catalytic performance of as-synthesized materials.

altmetric score

  • 2.35

author list (cited authors)

  • Qiao, G., Yuan, S., Pang, J., Rao, H., Lollar, C. T., Dang, D., ... Yu, J.

citation count

  • 3

publication date

  • August 2020