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MOP × MOF: Collaborative Combination of Metal–Organic Polyhedra and Metal–Organic Framework for Proton Conductivity
- Lee, Jiyoung, Lim, Dae-Woon, Dekura, Shun, Kitagawa, Hiroshi, Choe, Wonyoung
- ACS applied materials & interfaces 2019 v.11 no.13 pp. 12639-12646
- catalysts, coordination polymers, electrolytes, micropores, moieties, porosity
- We report a hybrid solid system, UMOM-100-a and UMOM-100-b, synthesized by incorporation of Cu-based metal–organic polyhedra (MOPs) into a porous metal–organic framework (MOF) host, PCN-777. The MOP guests have acid (SO₃–) functional groups, acting as functionalized nanocages, whereas the porosity is still maintained for proton conductivity. The key parameter for the UMOM-100 series is the number of MOPs inside a MOF, which controls the ratio between meso- and micropores, polarity, and finally proton conductivity. This is an example demonstrating a new design strategy for porous solids to add active components into porous MOFs, opening up possibilities in other applications such as solid-state electrolytes and heterogeneous catalysts.