Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Scopus Web of Science® Altmetric
Type: Journal article
Title: Particle size effects in the kinetic trapping of a structurally-locked form of a flexible metal-organic framework
Author: Linder-Patton, O.
Bloch, W.
Coghlan, C.
Sumida, K.
Kitagawa, S.
Furukawa, S.
Doonan, C.
Sumby, C.
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2016; 18(22):4172-4179
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1466-8033
Statement of
Oliver M. Linder-Patton, Witold M. Bloch, Campbell J. Coghlan, Kenji Sumida, Susumu Kitagawa, Shuhei Furukawa, Christian J. Doonan and Christopher J. Sumby
Abstract: The application of metal-org. frameworks (MOFs) for gas storage, mol. sepns. and catalysis neccesitates careful consideration of the particle size and structuralisation (e.g. pelletisation, surface-anchoring) of a material. Recently, particle size has been shown to dramatically alter the phys. and structural properties of certain MOFs but overall there is limited information on how the particle size affects the properties of flexible MOFs. Here we demonstrate that the particle size of a flexible MOF, specifically the as-synthesized form of [Cu(bcppm)H2O]•S (H2bcppm = bis(4-(4-carboxyphenyl)-1H-pyrazolyl)methane, S = solvent) (1), correlates with the rate of structural reorganisation from a "kinetically-trapped" activated 3D form of this MOF to the "open" 2D form of the structure. We also outline two methods for synthetically reducing the particle size of 1 at room temp., using 0.1 M NaOH (for two reaction times: 0.5 and 16 h) and with the sodium salt of the ligand Na2bcppm, producing crystals of 85 ± 15, 280 ± 14 and 402 ± 41 nm, resp. [on SciFinder(R)]
Description: First published online 08 Feb 2016
Rights: This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2016
RMID: 0030044898
DOI: 10.1039/C6CE00082G
Grant ID:
Appears in Collections:Chemistry publications

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
hdl_98990.pdfAccepted version2.55 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.