Paper: Infinite Secondary Building Units and Forbidden Catenation in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Authors: N. L. Rosi, M. Eddaoudi, J. Kim, M. O'Keeffe, and O. M. Yaghi

Citation: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2002, 41, 284-287

DOI: 10.1002/1521-3773(20020118)41:2<284::AID-ANIE284>3.0.CO;2-M

Abstract: Interlinked Zn-O-C infinite secondary building units (SBUs) form the basis of the novel metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) [Zn3(OH2)(X)2]⋅4 DEF⋅2 H2O (MOF-69A: X=4,4′-biphenyldicarboxylate; MOF-69B: X=2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylate; DEF=N,N′-diethylformamide). The nature of the infinite SBUs results in frameworks (structure of MOF-69A depicted) wherein catenation is forbidden.