Dimensional selective syntheses of metal–organic frameworks using mixed organic ligands

Giseong Lee, Jung Heum Yoon, Kangin Kwon, Hogyu Han, Jeong Hwa Song, Kwang Soo Lim, Woo Ram Lee

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Three metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), Zn(BTX)m(L)n 1–3 (BTX = 1,4-bis((1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)methyl)benzene; H2L = H2IPA (isophthalic acid), H2BDC (terephthalic acid), and H2NDC (naphthalene-2,6-dicarboxylic acid) for 1–3, respectively), were synthesized, and their structures and properties were analyzed. They were prepared by solvothermal reaction of the corresponding mixed ligands with the Zn2+ ion. Single-crystal XRD (SXRD) analysis revealed that 1 and 2 exhibit a 2D layer-stacked structure, whereas 3 shows a 3-fold interpenetrated 3D structure. TGA showed that the structure is thermally stable up to about 350, 317, and 400 °C for 1–3, respectively. PXRD showed their structural changes during drying processes. Unlike 1 and 2, only 3 exhibited a sorption isotherm for both N2 at 77 K and CO2 at 195 K, which showed typical type III and I behaviors, respectively. Thus, the properties of 1–3 are in close connection with dimensionality, which differs depending on their organic ligands.

Original languageEnglish
Article number119739
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 1


  • 2D layer structure
  • Dimensionality
  • Interpenetrated structure
  • Metal–organic frameworks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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