Paper: Metal–Organic Frameworks Constructed from Pentagonal Antiprismatic and Cuboctahedral Secondary Building Units

Authors: D. T. Vodak, M. E. Braun, J. Kim, M. Eddaoudi, and O. M. Yaghi

Citation: Chem. Commun., 2001, 2534-2535

DOI: 10.1039/B108684G

Abstract: Two crystalline metal–organic frameworks formulated as Zn6(NDC)5(OH)2(DMF)2·4D MF, MOF-48, and Zn7(m-BDC)6(OH)4(H2O) 2·6DMF·4H2O, MOF-49, (NDC = 1,4-naphthalenedicarboxylate; m-BDC=1,3-benzenedicarboxylate) have been synthesized and fully characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction studies, which reveal that the frameworks are constructed from pentagonal antiprismatic (MOF-48) and cuboctahedral (MOF-49) secondary building units respectively, however, both are reticulated into 3-D structures having the B network of CaB6