Paper: Transformation of a Metal−Organic Framework from the NbO to PtS Net

Authors: B. Chen, N. W. Ockwig, F. R. Fronczek, D. S. Contreras, and O. M. Yaghi

Citation: Inorg. Chem., 2005, 44, 181-183

DOI: 10.1021/ic048612y

Abstract: Two metal−organic frameworks (MOFs), MOF-501 and MOF-502, respectively, formulated as Co2(BPTC)(H2O)5·Gx and Co2(BPTC)(H2O)(DMF)2·Gx (BPTC = 3,3‘,5,5‘-biphenyltetracarboxylate; G = guest molecules), have been synthesized and structurally characterized, and their topologies were found to be based on the NbO (MOF-501) and PtS (MOF-502) nets. Heating MOF-501 in solution results in the more thermodynamically favored MOF-502.