Tunable RE-fcu-MOFs: a platform for systematic enhancement of CO2 adsorption energetics and uptake
byD.-X. Xue, A.J. Cairns, Y. Belmabkhout, L. Wojtas, Y. Liu, M.H. Alkordi, M. Eddaoudi
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135, no. 20: 7660-7, (2013)
A series of fcu-MOFs based on rare earth (RE) metals and linear fluorinated/non fluorinated, homo/hetero-functional ligands were targeted and synthesized. This particular fcu-MOF platform was selected because of its unique structural characteristics combined with the ability/potential to dictate and regulate its chemical properties (e.g., tuning of the eloectron-rich RE metal ions and high localized charge density, a property arising from the proximal positioning of polarizing tetrazolate moieties and fluoro-groups that decorate the exposed inner surfaces of the confined conical cavities). These features permitted a systematic gas sorption study to evaluate/elucidate the effects of distinctive parameters on CO2−MOF sorption energetics. Our study supports the importance of the synergistic effect of exposed open metal sites and proximal highly localized charge density toward materials with enhanced CO2 sorption energetics.
Hexanuclear molecular building blockRare-earth metalsModulatorCuboctahedral SBUFcu-MOFHighly porous materialHeat of adsorptionWater stabilityBreakthroughCO2 adsorption energeticsCO2 captureMOFMetal-organic framework