Zirconium Building Bricks for Stable Meal Organic Frameworks
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Due to their uniquely ordered structures, highly porous Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are preferable to Zeolites or similar oxide based materials. However, the issue with most MOFs is stability, which is largely determined by the structure of the inorganic brick and the nature of the chemical bonding between inorganic bricks and the linker.
40-1105, Zirconium 1,4‐dicarboxybenzene MOF (UiO‐66, Zr6O4(OH)4(CO2)12), which has been developed at University of Oslo in Norway, provided a breakthrough in this respect. UiO‐66 consists of an inner Zr6O4(OH)4 octahedra core that is 12‐fold connected to adjacent octahedra through a 1,4‐benzene‐dicarboxylate (BDC) linker…….http://http://www.strem.com/catalog/product_blog/18/1/uio-66_zirconium_building_bricks_for_stable_meal_organic_frameworks_strem_catalog_number_40-1105_cas_number_1072413-80-9