A Robust Binary Supramolecular Organic Framework (SOF) with high CO2adsorption and selectivity

Jian Lü, Cristina Perez-Krap, Mikhail Suyetin, Nada H. Alsmail, Yong Yan, Sihai Yang, William Lewis, Elena Bichoutskaia, Chiu C. Tang, Alexander J. Blake, Rong Cao, Martin Schröder*

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A robust binary hydrogen-bonded supramolecular organic framework (SOF-7) has been synthesized by solvothermal reaction of 1,4-bis-(4-(3,5-dicyano-2,6-dipyridyl)dihydropyridyl)benzene (1) and 5,5-bis-(azanediyl)-oxalyl-diisophthalic acid (2). Single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis shows that SOF-7 comprises 2 and 1,4-bis-(4-(3,5-dicyano-2,6-dipyridyl)pyridyl)benzene (3); the latter formed in situ from the oxidative dehydrogenation of 1. SOF-7 shows a three-dimensional four-fold interpenetrated structure with complementary O-H···N hydrogen bonds to form channels that are decorated with cyano and amide groups. SOF-7 exhibits excellent thermal stability and solvent and moisture durability as well as permanent porosity. The activated desolvated material SOF-7a shows high CO2adsorption capacity and selectivity compared with other porous organic materials assembled solely through hydrogen bonding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12828-12831
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number37
StatePublished - Sep 17 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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