Volume 88 Issue 47 | p. 28 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 22, 2010

Light Drives Colorful MOF Modification

The chemical nature of a metal-organic framework is altered by photochemically removing protecting groups
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: MOF, postsynthetic modification

The chemical nature of metal-organic framework (MOF) compounds can be modified after synthesis by removing protecting groups via photochemical reactions, report researchers at the University of California, San Diego (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., DOI: 10.1002/anie.201004736). Various types of these postsynthetic modification strategies have been used to introduce functional groups into MOFs, which are highly porous crystalline compounds being developed for gas storage and separation, catalysis, and other applications. Typically, these transformations are . . .

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