Paper: L-Aspartate Links for Stable Sodium Metal–Organic Frameworks

Authors: P. Siman, C. A. Trickett, H. Furukawa, and O. M. Yaghi

Citation: Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 17463-17466

DOI: 10.1039/C5CC07578E

Abstract: Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) based purely on sodium are rare, typically due to large numbers of coordinating solvent ligands. We designed a tetratopic aspartate-based linker with flexible carboxylate groups to enhance framework stability. We report two new air-stable sodium MOFs, MOF-705 and MOF-706, comprising 2D sodium oxide sheets.