Chemical principles underpinning the performance of the metal–organic framework HKUST-1


Hendon, C. H. and Walsh, A., 2015. Chemical principles underpinning the performance of the metal–organic framework HKUST-1. Chemical Science, 6 (7), pp. 3674-3683.

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    A common feature of multi-functional metal–organic frameworks is a metal dimer in the form of a paddlewheel, as found in the structure of Cu3(btc)2 (HKUST-1). The HKUST-1 framework demonstrates exceptional gas storage, sensing and separation, catalytic activity and, in recent studies, unprecedented ionic and electrical conductivity. These results are a promising step towards the real-world application of metal–organic materials. In this perspective, we discuss progress in the understanding of the electronic, magnetic and physical properties of HKUST-1, representative of the larger family of Cu⋯Cu containing metal–organic frameworks. We highlight the chemical interactions that give rise to its favourable properties, and which make this material well suited to a range of technological applications. From this analysis, we postulate key design principles for tailoring novel high-performance hybrid frameworks.


    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsHendon, C. H.and Walsh, A.
    DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Chemistry
    Research CentresCentre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies
    EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Mathematics (SAMBa)
    ID Code44886


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