Temperature and concentration control over interpenetration in a metal-organic material

Jian Jun Zhang, Lukasz Wojtas, Randy W. Larsen, Mohamed Eddaoudi, Michael J. Zaworotko

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(Figure Presented) A pillared framework formed from 4,4′-bipyridine (bipy) and sheets of dinuclear Cd2 nodes and 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid (bdc) linkers can be prepared in both interpenetrated and noninterpenetrated forms by simply varying the temperature or concentration of the reaction. These results demonstrate that higher temperatures and concentrations favor interpenetration over the corresponding noninterpenetrating structure, an observation that could have broad implications for controlling the synthesis of metal-organic materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17040-17041
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number47
StatePublished - Dec 2 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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