Paper: A Metal–Organic Framework with a Hierarchical System of Pores and Tetrahedral Building Blocks

Authors: A. C. Sudik, A. P. Côté, A. G. Wong-Foy, M. O'Keeffe, and O. M. Yaghi

Citation: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2006, 45, 2528-2533

DOI: 10.1002/anie.200600175

Abstract: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts: Linking the porous tetrahedra of IRMOP-51 (brown) by connecting their iron-trimer vertices (red) with bipyridine linkers leads to the new metal–organic framework MOF-500, which contains additional smaller (blue) and larger (green and yellow spheres) tetrahedral pores. The sorption capacity of MOF-500 is four times greater than that of the molecular compound IRMOP-51.