Reticular Chemistry for the Construction of Highly Porous Aluminum-Based nia-Metal–Organic Frameworks

Dalal Alezi, Jiangtao Jia, Prashant Bhatt, Aleksander Shkurenko, Vera Solovyeva, Zhijie Chen, Youssef Belmabkhout, Mohamed Eddaoudi

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Edge-transitive nets are regarded as appropriate blueprints for the practice of reticular chemistry, and in particular, for the rational design and synthesis of functional metal–organic frameworks (MOFs). Among edge-transitive nets, type I edge-transitive nets have unique coordination figures, offering only one edge-transitive target for their associated expressed net-cBUs. Here, we report the reticulation of the binodal edge-transitive (6, 6)-c nia net in MOF chemistry, namely, the deliberate assembly of trinuclear aluminum clusters and 6-connected hexacarboxylate ligands into highly porous nia-MOFs. Further studies reveal that Al-nia-MOF-1 shows promising attributes as a storage media for oxygen (O2) at high-pressure adsorption studies.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInorganic Chemistry
StatePublished - Jun 30 2022

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-07-06
Acknowledgements: The research reported in this publication was supported by funding from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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