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60. Active Mechanisorption Driven by Pumping Cassettes

Feng, L.‡; Qiu, Y.‡; Guo, Q.-H.; Chen, Z.; Seale, J.; He, K.; Wu, H.; Feng, Y.; Farha, O. K.; Astumian, R. D.; Stoddart, J. F., Science 2021, 374, 1215–1221. (Link)

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59. Rapid Desolvation-Triggered Domino Lattice Rearrangement in a Metal-Organic Framework

Lo, S.-H.‡, Feng, L.‡; Tan, K.; Huang, Z.; Yuan, S.; Wang, K.; Li, B.-H.; Liu, W.-L.; Day, G.; Tao, S.; Yang, C.-C.; Luo, T.-T.; Lin, C.-H.; Wang, S.-L.; Billinge, S.; Lu, K.-L.; Chabal, Y.-J.; Zou, X.; Zhou, H.-C., Nat. Chem. 2020, 12, 90–97. (Link)


58. Controlling Dynamics in Extended Molecular Frameworks

Feng, L.*; Astumian, R. D.*; Stoddart, J. F.*, Nat. Rev. Chem. 2022, 6, 705–725. (Link)


57. Creating Hierarchical Pores in Metal‒Organic Frameworks via Post-Synthetic Reactions

Wang, K.-Y.; Yang, Z.; Banerjee, S.; Zhang, J.; Hsu, Y.-C.; Joseph, E.; Yuan, S.*; Feng, L.*; Zhou, H.-C.*, Nat. Protoc. 2023, 18, 604–625. (Link)

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56. An Encapsulation-Rearrangement Strategy to Integrate Superhydrophobicity into Mesoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks

Feng, L.‡; Lo, S.-H.‡; Tan, K.; Li, B.-H.; Yuan, S.; Lin, Y.-F.; Lin, C.-H., Wang S.-L., Lu, K.-L., Zhou, H.-C., Matter 2020, 2, 988-999. (Link)


55. Revisiting Competitive Adsorption of Small Molecules in the Metal–Organic Framework Ni-MOF-74

Pandey, H.; Wang, H.; Feng, L.; Wang, K.-Y.; Zhou, H.-C.; Li, J.; Thonhauser, T.; Tan, K., Inorg. Chem. 2023, 62, 950–956. (Link)



54. Monitoring the Activation of Open Metal Sites in [FexM3x3-O)] Cluster-Based Metal–Organic Frameworks by Single-Crystal X-ray Diffraction

Chen, W., Wang, Z., Wang, Q., El-Yanboui, K., Tan, K., Barkholtz, H.M., Liu, D.J., Cai, P., Feng, L., Li, Y., Qin, J.S., Yuan, S., Sun, D., Zhou, H.-C. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 4736–4745. (Link)


53. Dynamic Bond-Directed Synthesis of Stable Mesoporous Metal−Organic Frameworks Under Room Temperature

Li, Y.; Su, J.; Zhao, Y.; Feng, L.; Gao, L.; Xu, X.; Yin, Y.; Liu, Y.; Xiao, P.; Yuan, L.; Wang, Y.; Yuan, S.; Zheng, H.; Zuo, J.-L., under review.


52. Site-Selective C–H Functionalization in a Cyclodextrin Metal-Organic Framework

Chen, X.-Y.; Kesharwani, T.; Wu, Y.; Stern, C.; Đorđević, L.; Wu, H.; Wang, Y.; Song, B.; Feng, L.; Zhang, L.; Zhao, X.; Jiao, Y.; Li, X.; Han, H.; Tang, C.; Zhang, R.; Chen, H.; Cai, K.; Stupp, S.; Chen, H.; Shen, D.; Stoddart, J. F., under revision.


51. Enantioseparation in Hierarchically Porous Assemblies of Homochiral Cages

Zhu, C.; Yang, K.; Wang, H.; Fang, Y.; Feng, L.; Zhang, J.; Xiao, Z.; Wu, X.; Li, Y.; Fu, Y.; Zhang, W.; Wang, K.-Y.; Zhou, H.-C., ACS Cent. Sci. 2022, 8, 562–570. (Link)


50. Polyrotaxanes and the Pump Paradigm

Seale, J.; Feng, Y.; Feng, L.*; Astumian, R. D.*; Stoddart, J. F.*, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2022, 51, 8450–8475. (Link)


49. Linker Desymmetrization: Access to A Series of Rare-Earth Tetracarboxylate Frameworks with Eight-Connected Hexanuclear Nodes

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. (Link)

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48. Morphology Transcription in Hierarchical MOF-on-MOF Architectures

Wang, K.-Y.; Feng, L.*; Yan, T.-H.; Qin, J.-S.; Li, C.-X.; Zhou, H.-C.*, ACS Materials Lett. 2021, 3, 738–743. (Link)


47. A Series of Mesoporous Rare-Earth Metal-Organic Frameworks Constructed from Organic Secondary Building Units

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. (Link


46. Sequence-controlled Synthesis of Rotaxanes

Han, H., Seale, J. S. W., Feng, L., Qiu, Y., Stoddart, J. F., J. Polym. Sci. 2023, DOI: 10.1002/pol.20220691. (Link)


45. Site-Isolated Azobenzene-Containing Metal-Organic Framework for Cyclopalladated Catalyzed Suzuki-Miyuara Coupling in Flow

Chen, W.; Cai, P.; Elumalai, P.; Zhang, P.; Feng, L.; Al-Rawashdeh, M.; Madrahimov, S.; Zhou, H.-C., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2021, 13, 51849–51854. (Link)


44. Metal–Organic Frameworks as Versatile Platforms for Organometallic Chemistry

Chen, F.; Drake, H.; Feng, L.; Powell, J.; Wang, K.; Yan, T.; Zhou, H.-C., Inorganics, 2021, 9, 27. (Link)


43. Tuning the Adsorption Properties of Metal-Organic Frameworks through Co-adsorbed Ammonia

Chapman, E.; Ullah, S.; Wang, H.; Feng, L.; Wang, K.-Y.; Zhou, H.-C.; Li, J.; Thonhauser, T.; Tan, K., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 43661–43667. (Link)


42. Enhancing Water Permeability with Super-hydrophilic Metal-Organic Frameworks and Hydrophobic Straight Pores

Habibollahzadeh, M.; Noh, J.; Feng, L.; Zhou, H.-C.; Abdel-Wahab, A.; Yu, C., Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2021, 7, 1137–1145. (Link)


41. Porous Ti-MOF-74 Framework as a Strong-Binding Nitric Oxide Scavenger

Jensen, S.; Tan, K.; Feng, L.; Li, J.; Zhou, H.-C.; Thonhauser, T., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 39, 16562–16568. (Link)


40. Metal-Organic Frameworks based on Group 3 & 4 Metals

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

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39. Destruction of Metal-Organic Frameworks: Positive and Negative Aspects of Stability and Lability

Feng, L.; Wang, K.-Y.; Day, G. S.; Ryder, M.; Zhou, H.-C., Chem. Rev. 2020, 120, 13087–13133. (Link)

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38. Strategies for Pore Engineering in Zirconium Metal-Organic Frameworks

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


37. Rapid Generation of Hierarchically Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks through Laser Photolysis

Wang, K.-Y.; Feng, L.; Yan, T.-H.; Wu, S.-X.; Joseph, E.; Zhou, H.-C., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 11349-11354. (Link


36. Hierarchy in Metal−Organic Frameworks

Feng, L.‡; Wang, K.-Y.‡; Willman, J.; Zhou, H.-C., ACS Cent. Sci. 2020, 6, 3, 359-367. (Link)


35. Thermally Activated Adsorption in Metal‐Organic Frameworks with a Temperature‐Tunable Diffusion Barrier Layer

Tan, K.; Jensen, S.; Wang, H.; Feng, L.; Wei, K.; Zhou, H.-C.; Li, J.; Thonhauser, T.; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 18468-18472. (Link)


34. Modular Total Synthesis in Reticular Chemistry

Feng, L.; Wang, K.-Y.; Lv, X.-L; Yan, T.; Li, J.-R.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 3069-3076. (Link)



33. Optimizing Multivariate Metal-Organic Frameworks for Efficient C2H2/CO2 Separation

Fan, W.; Yuan, S.; Wang, W.; Feng, L.; Liu, X.; Zhang, X.; Wang, X.; Kang, Z.; Dai, F.; Yuan, D.; Sun, D.-F.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 19, 8728–8737. (Link)

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32. Seed-Mediated Evolution of Hierarchical Metal−Organic Framework Quaternary Superstructures 

Feng, L.; Wang, K.-Y.; Yan, T.; Zhou, H.-C., Chem. Sci. 2020, 11, 1643-1648. (Link)

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31. Catalytic Porphyrin Framework Compounds

Feng, L.‡; Wang, K.-Y.‡; Joseph, E.; Zhou, H.-C., Trends Chem. 2020, 2, 6, 555-568. (Link)

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30. Porous Crystalline Spherulite Superstructures

Feng, L.; Wang, K.-Y.; Yan, T.; Zhou, H.-C., Chem 2020, 6, 460–471. (Link)


29. Hierarchically Porous Metal–Organic Frameworks: Synthetic Strategies and Applications

Feng, L.; Wang, K.-Y.; Lv, X.-L; Yan, T.; Zhou, H.-C., Nat. Sci. Rev. 2020, 7, 1743-1758. (Link)

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28. Continuous Variation of Lattice Dimensions and Pore Sizes in Metal–Organic Frameworks

Yuan, S.; Huang, L.; Huang, Z.; Sun, D.; Qin, J.-S.; Feng, L.; Li, J.; Zou, X.; Cagin, T.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 4732-4738. (Link)


27. Molecular Pivot-Hinge Installation to Evolve Topology in Rare-Earth Metal–Organic Frameworks

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. (Link)

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26. Uncovering Structural Opportunities for Zirconium Metal–Organic Frameworks via Linker Desymmetrization

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. (Link)

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25. Controllable Synthesis of Metal-Organic Frameworks and Their Hierarchical Assemblies

Feng, L.‡; Wang, K.-Y.‡; Powell, J.; Zhou, H.-C., Matter, 2019, 1, 801-824. (Link)

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24. Imprinted Apportionment of Functional Groups in Multivariate Metal-Organic Frameworks

Feng, L.; Wang, K.; Lv, X.-L; Powell, J.; Yan, T.; Willman, J.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 37, 14524-14529. (Link)


23. High Stability of Ultra-small and Isolated Gold Nanoparticles in Metal-Organic Framework Materials

Cure, J., Mattson, E., Kévin, C., Assi, H., Jensen, S., Tan, K., Catalano, M., Yuan, S., Wang, H., Feng, L., Zhang, P., Kwon, S., Veyan,  J.-F., Cabrera, Y.; Zhang, G.; Li, J., Kim, M., Zhou, H.-C., Chabal  Y. and Thonhauser T., J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 17536-17546. (Link)


22. Modular Programming of Hierarchy and Diversity in Multivariate Polymer/Metal−Organic Framework Hybrid Composites

Feng, L.; Lv, X.-L; Yan, T.-H.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141 (26), 10342-10349. (Link)

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21. Multielectron Transportation of Polyoxometalate Grafted Metalloporphyrin Coordination Frameworks for Selective CO2-to-CH4 Photoconversion

Huang, Q.-; Liu, J.; Feng, L.; Wang, Q.; Guan, W.; Dong, L.-Z.; Zhang, L.; Yan, L.K.; Lan, Y.-Q.; Zhou, H.-C., Nat. Sci. Rev. 2020, 7, 1, 53–63. (Link)


20. Reactivity of Atomic Layer Deposition Precursors with OH/H2O-containing Metal Organic Framework Materials

Tan, K.; Jensen, S.; Feng, L.; Wang, H.; Yuan, S.; Ferreri, M.; Klesko, J.; Zhou, H.-C.; Thonhauser, T.; Chabal, Y.; Chem. Mater., 2019, 31 (7), 2286-2295. (Link)


19. Topology Exploration in Highly Connected Rare-Earth Metal–Organic Frameworks via Continuous Hindrance Control

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, 17, 6967-6975. (Link)

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18. Maximizing Photoresponsive Efficiency by Isolating Metal-Organic Polyhedra into Confined Nanoscaled Spaces

Jiang, Y.; Park, J.; Tan, P.; Feng, L.; Liu, X.; Sun, L.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141 (20), 8221-8227. (Link)

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17. Discovery of Precise pH-Controlled Biomimetic Catalysts: Defective Zirconium Metal–Organic Frameworks as Alkaline Phosphatase Mimics

Xu, M.; Feng, L.; Yan, L.; Meng, S.; Yuan, S.; He, M.; Liang, H.; Chen, X.; Wei, H.; Gu, Z.; Zhou, H.-C., Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 11270-11278. (Link)


16. Enhanced Separation of Butane Isomers via Defect Control in a Fumarate/Zirconium-Based Metal Organic Framework

Chen, Z., Feng, L., Liu, L., Bhatt, P.M., Adil, K., Emwas, A.H., Assen, A.H., Belmabkhout, Y., Han, Y. and Eddaoudi, M., Langmuir, 2018, 34 (48), 14546–14551. (Link)


15. The Chemistry of Multi-component and Hierarchical Framework Compounds

Feng, L.‡; Wang, K.-Y.‡; Day, G. S.; Zhou, H.-C., Chem. Soc. Rev. 2019, 48, 4823-4853. (Link)


14. Biological Antagonism Inspired Detoxification: Removal of Toxic Elements by Porous Polymer Networks

Feng, L.; Chen, W.-M., Li, J.; Day, G. S.; Drake, H.; Joseph, E.; Zhou, H.-C., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 11, 15, 14383-14390. (Link)


13. Temperature-Controlled Evolution of Nanoporous MOF Crystallites into Hierarchically Porous Superstructures

Feng, L.; Li, J.; Day, G. S.; Zhou, H.-C., Chem, 2019, 5, 1265–1274. (Link)

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12. Porphyrinic Metal-Organic Frameworks Installed with Brønsted Acid Sites for Efficient Tandem Semisynthesis of Artemisinin

Feng, L.‡; Wang, Y.‡; Yuan, S.; Wang, K.; Li, J.; Day, G. S.; Qiu, D.; Cheng, L.; Chen, W.; Madrahimov, S.; Zhou, H.-C., ACS Catal. 2019, 9 (6), 5111-5118. (Link)

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11. Lattice Expansion and Contraction in Metal-Organic Frameworks by Sequential Linker Reinstallation

Feng, L.; Yuan, S.; Qin, J.-S.; Wang, Y.; Kirchon, A.; Qiu, D.; Cheng, L.; Madrahimov, S.; Zhou, H.-C., Matter, 2019, 1, 156-167. (Link)

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10. Photosensitizer-Anchored Two-Dimensional MOF Nanosheets as Highly Stable and Accessible Catalysts toward Artemisinin Production

Wang, Y.‡; Feng, L.‡; Pang, J.; Li, J.; Huang, N.; Day, G. S.; Cheng, L.; Drake, H. F.; Wang, Y.; Lollar, C.; Qin, J.; Gu, Z.; Lu, T.; Yuan, S.; Zhou, H.-C., Adv. Sci., 2019, 6, 1802059. (Link)

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9. Uncovering Two Principles of Multivariate Hierarchical Metal-Organic Framework Synthesis via Retrosynthetic Design

Feng, L.; Yuan, S.; Li, J.-L.; Wang, K.-Y.; Gregory, D.; Zhang, P.; Wang, Y.; Zhou, H.-C., ACS Cent. Sci. 2018, 4, 12, 1719-1726. (Link)

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8. Recyclable and Reusable Heteroleptic Nickel Catalyst Immobilized on Metal-Organic Framework for Suzuki-Miyaura Coupling

Elumalai, P., Mamlouk, H., Yiming, W., Feng, L., Yuan, S., Zhou, H. C., Madrahimov, S., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10 (48), 41431–41438. (Link)


7. From Fundamentals to Applications: A Toolbox for Robust and Multifunctional MOF Materials

Kirchon, A.‡; Feng, L.‡; Drake, H. F.‡; Joseph, E. A.; Zhou, H.-C., Chem. Soc. Rev. 2018, 47, 8611-8638. (Link)


6. Exposed Equatorial Positions of Metal Centers via Sequential Ligand Elimination and Installation in MOFs

Yuan, S.; Zhang, P.; Zhang, L.; Garcia-Esparza, A. T.; Sokaras, D.; Qin, J.-S.; Feng, L.; Day, G. S.; Chen, W.; Drake, H. F.; Elumalai, P.; Madrahimov, S. T.; Sun, D.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140 (34), 10814-10819. (Link)


5. Pore-Environment Engineering with Multiple Metal Sites in Rare-Earth Porphyrinic Metal-Organic Frameworks

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 (18), 5095-5099. (Link)


4. Retrosynthesis of Multi-Component Metal-Organic Frameworks

Yuan, S.; Qin, J.-S.; Li, J.; Huang, L.; Feng, L.; Fang, Y.; Lollar, C.; Pang, J.; Zhang, L.; Sun, D.; Alsalme, A.; Cagin, T.; Zhou, H.-C., Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 808. (Link)


3. Creating Hierarchical Pores by Controlled Linker Thermolysis in Multivariate Metal-Organic Frameworks

Feng, L.; Yuan, S.; Zhang, L.-L.; Tan, K.; Li, J.-L.; Kirchon, A.; Liu, L.-M., Zhang, P.; Han, Y.; Chabal, Y. J.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140 (6), 2363-2372. (Link)

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2. Stable Metal-Organic Frameworks: Design, Synthesis, and Applications

Yuan, S.; Feng, L.; Wang, K.; Pang, J.; Bosch, M.; Lollar, C.; Sun, Y.; Qin, J.; Yang, X.; Zhang, P.; Wang, Q.; Zou, L.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, L.; Fang, Y.; Li, J.; Zhou, H.-C., Adv. Mater. 2018, 1704303. (Link)

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1. Construction of Hierarchically Porous Metal–Organic Frameworks through Linker Labilization

Yuan, S.; Zou, L.; Qin, J.-S.; Li, J.; Feng, L.; Wang, X.; Bosch, M.; Alsalme, A.; Cagin, T.; Zhou, H.-C. Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 15356. (Link)

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