A microporous lanthanide-organic framework

Theresa M. Reineke, Mohamed Eddaoudi, M. O'Keeffe, Omar M. Yaghi*

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Stable zeolite-like microporosity, even in the absence of guest molecules, is exhibited by a lanthanide-benzenedicarboxylate (BDC) framework, which was synthesized by the copolymerization of Tb(III) and 1,4- benzenedicarboxylic acid. The open Tb-BDC framework adopts an expanded PtS network structure (see diagram; Tb: open circles; C: full circles; lines connecting Tb to C represent O atoms, and those connecting C atoms are benzene rings) and is capable of reversible gas and liquid sorption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2590-2594
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 3 1999


  • Host-guest chemistry
  • Lanthanides
  • Microporosity
  • Zeolite anlogues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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