Zeolite like Metal Organic Frameworks (ZMOFs)

Categories: Current Research



Zeolite-like frameworks, based on tetrahedral nodes, are of tremendous interest due to the myriad potential applications associated with their unique structures and intrinsic pore systems. Nevertheless, the scope of applications is restricted by the intricacy to construct zeolite-like frameworks with extra-large cavities/windows and/or periodic intra-framework organic functionality. Our group is continuously striving to develop new synthetic pathways and design strategies to assemble zeolite-like metal−organic frameworks (ZMOFs, a unique subset of MOFs topologically related to inorganic zeolites) to tackle these challenges, where the unique features of MOFs, namely facile tunability, pore size tailoring, and intra- and/or extra-framework functionalization, are combined with the distinctive confined space, ion exchange ability, and, especially, the forbidden interpenetration of zeolite structures. Our ZMOFs can be constructed utilizing several different methods. The single-metal-ion-based MBB approach permits the generation of rigid and directional tetrahedral building units (TBUs) based on heterochelation of 6-8–coordinate single-metal ions by angular ditopic organic linkers. The linkers serve to replace the O2- bridges in traditional zeolites, while maintaining the placement of tetrahedra at similar angles (average M-O-M of ~145°), decorating and expanding the native zeolite-net topology.



Upgrading gasoline to high octane numbers using a zeolite-like metal–organic framework molecular sieve with ana-topology
Year: 2018 DOI:10.1039/c8cc04824j
Authors: M. I. H. Mohideen, Y. Belmabkhout, P. M. Bhatt, A. Shkurenko, Z. Chen, K. Adil, M. Eddaoudi
Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 9414
  • Zeolite
  • Metalorganic frameworks
  • MOFs
  • ZMOF
  • Paraffin isomers
  • Energy efficiency
  • Kinetic separation
Zeolite-like metal-organic frameworks (ZMOFs): design, synthesis, and properties
Year: 2015 DOI:10.1039/C4CS00230J
Authors: M. Eddaoudi, D.F. Sava, J.F. Eubank, K. Adil, V. Guillerm
Chem. Soc. Rev., 44, 228-249, (2015)
  • MOFs
  • Design
  • ZMOFs
  • rho-ZMOF
  • sod-ZMOF
  • MOC
Zeolite-like metal-organic frameworks (ZMOFs) based on the directed assembly of finite metal-organic cubes (MOCs)
Year: 2009 DOI:10.1021/ja905557z
Authors: M.H. Alkordi, J.A. Brant, L. Wojtas, V.C. Kravtsov, A.J. Cairns, M. Eddaoudi
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131 (49), 17753-17755, (2009)
  • Building blockes
  • Directed assembly
  • Directed self-assembly
  • Metal Organic Framework
  • Metal-organic
  • Zeolites
  • Metals
  • Zeolite
  • Article
  • Chelation
  • Chemical bond
  • Chemical reaction
  • Chemical structure
Exceptional stability and high hydrogen uptake in hydrogen-bonded metal−organic cubes possessing ACO and AST zeolite-like topologies
Year: 2009 DOI:10.1021/ja903287v
Authors: D.F. Sava, V.Ch. Kravtsov, J. Eckert, J.F. Eubank, F. Nouar, M. Eddaoudi
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131 (30), pp 10394–10396, (2009)
  • MOF
  • Metal organic cubes
  • ZMOF
  • ACO
  • AST
  • d4R
  • Hydrogen
  • Metal-organic
  • Silicate minerals
  • Zeolites
  • Hydrogen bonds
  • Inorganic compound
  • Metal Organic Framework
  • Zeolite
  • Structure analysis
  • X ray diffraction
  • ZIF
Template-Directed Assembly of Zeolite-like Metal–Organic Frameworks (ZMOFs): A usf-ZMOF with an Unprecedented Zeolite Topology
Year: 2008 DOI:10.1002/anie.200802680
Authors: Liu Y., Kravtsov V.C., Eddaoudi M.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition Volume 47, Issue 44, pages 8446–8449, October 20, 2008
  • Indium
  • Metal–organic frameworks
  • Porous materials
  • template synthesis
  • zeolite analogues
Molecular building blocks approach to the assembly of zeolite-like metal–organic frameworks (ZMOFs) with extra-large cavities
Year: 2006 ISSN:10.1039/B600188M
Authors: Liu Y., Kravtsov V.C., Larsen R.W., Eddaoudi M.
  • MOF
  • MOFs
  • Metal Organic Framework
  • Metal Organic Frameworks
  • Zeolite like metal organic framework
  • ZMOF
  • ZMOFs
  • Zeolite
  • rho
  • sodalite
  • imidazole
  • template
  • molecular building block
  • Building blocks
  • MBB
  • MBBs