Chloromethylation as a functionalisation pathway for metal-organic frameworks

Maarten Goesten*, Karthick B. Sai Sankar Gupta, Enrique V. Ramos-Fernandez, Hossein Khajavi, Jorge Gascon, Freek Kapteijn

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A mild and safe chloromethylation of metal-organic frameworks is presented. After this post-synthetic functionalization, chlorine can be substituted by a wide range of moieties to obtain various multifunctional materials. The method can in principle be extended to coordination polymers with exposed aromatic rings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4109-4111
Number of pages3
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 21 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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