Structural Diversity and Hierarchy

MOFs based on group 3 and 4 metals are considered as the most promising MOFs for varying practical applications including water adsorption, carbon conversion, and biomedical applications. The relatively strong coordination bonds and versatile coordination modes within these MOFs endow the framework with high chemical stability, diverse structures and topologies, and interesting properties and functions. He and coworkers developed design strategies based on linker symmetry and cluster connectivity to assemble highly connected MOFs with unusual topologies and pore geometries for various applications. The novel properties and arising applications of these stable and functional MOFs in catalysis, adsorption, separation, delivery, and sensing are highlighted.

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Further reading:

  • Feng, L.; Pang, J.; She, P.; Li, J.; Qin, J.-S.; Du, D.-Y.; Zhou, H.-C., Adv. Mater. 2020, 32, 2004414.

  • Feng, L.; Day, G. S.; Wang, K.-Y.; Yuan, S.; Zhou, H.-C., Chem, 2020, 6, 2902-2923.

  • Lv, X.-L.‡; Feng, L.‡; Xie, L.-H.; He, T.; Wu, W.; Wang, K.-Y.; Si, G.; Wang, B.; Li, J.-R.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 2784–2791.

  • Lv, X.-L.‡; Feng, L.‡; Wang, K.-Y.; Xie, L.-H.; He, T.; Wu, W.; Li, J.-R.; Zhou, H.-C., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 2053–2057.

  • Feng, L.‡; Wang, Y.‡; Zhang, K.; Wang, K.-Y.; Fan, W.; Wang, X.; Powell, J. A.; Guo, B.; Dai, F.; Zhang, L.; Wang, R.; Sun, D.; Zhou, H.-C., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 16682–16691.

  • Wang, Y.‡; Feng, L.‡; Fan, W.; Wang, K.; Wang, X.; Wang, X.; Zhang, K.; Zhang, X.; Dai, F.; Sun, D.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 6967–6975.

  • Zhang, L.‡; Yuan, S.‡; Feng, L.‡; Guo, B.; Qin, J.-S.; Xu, B.; Lollar, C.; Sun, D.; Zhou, H.-C., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 5095–5099.

  • Wang, Y.‡; Feng, L.‡; Zhang, K.; Wang, K.-Y.; Fan, W.; Wang, X.; Powell, J. A.; Guo, B.; Dai, F.; Zhang, L.; Wang, R.; Sun, D.; Zhou, H.-C., Adv. Sci. 2019, 1901855.