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Amino acid residues determine the response of flexible metal-organic frameworks to guests

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c03853 DOI Help

Authors: Yong Yan (University of Liverpool) , Elliot J. Carrington (University of Liverpool) , Rémi Pétuya (University of Liverpool) , George F. S. Whitehead (University of Liverpool) , Ajay Verma (University of Liverpool) , Rebecca K. Hylton (University of Liverpool) , Chiu C. Tang (Diamond Light Source) , Neil G. Berry (University of Liverpool) , George R. Darling (University of Liverpool) , Matthew S. Dyer (University of Liverpool) , Dmytro Antypov (University of Liverpool) , Alexandros P. Katsoulidis (University of Liverpool) , Matthew J. Rosseinsky (University of Liverpool)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Journal Of The American Chemical Society

State: Published (Approved)
Published: July 2020

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Abstract: Flexible metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) undergo structural transformations in response to physical and chemical stimuli. This is hard to control because of feedback between guest uptake and host structure change. We report a family of flexible MOFs based on derivatized amino acid linkers. Their porosity consists of a one-dimensional channel connected to three peripheral pockets. This network structure amplifies small local changes in linker conformation, which are strongly coupled to the guest packing in and the shape of the peripheral pockets, to afford large changes in the global pore geometry that can, for example, segment the pore into four isolated components. The synergy between pore volume, guest packing and linker conformation that characterises this family of structures can be determined by the amino acid sidechain, because it is repositioned by linker torsion. The resulting control optimises non-covalent interactions to differentiate the uptake and structure response of host-guest pairs with similar chemistries.

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Materials

Instruments: I11-High Resolution Powder Diffraction , I19-Small Molecule Single Crystal Diffraction

Added On: 27/07/2020 09:10


Discipline Tags:

Chemistry Materials Science Metal-Organic Frameworks Metallurgy Organometallic Chemistry

Technical Tags:

Diffraction Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction (SXRD) X-ray Powder Diffraction