The reaction of ZrCl4 and 2,5-thiophenedicarboxylic acid (H2tdc) in the presence of trifluoroacetic acid (Htfa) as modulator results in the formation of the new metal–organic framework (MOF) named DUT-126 (DUT = Dresden University of Technology). The nature and concentration of modulators are found to be decisive synthetic parameters affecting the topology of the formed product. DUT-126 (hbr) extends the series of polymorphs differing in topology, namely DUT-67 (reo), DUT-68 (bon) and DUT-69 (bct) to four, where DUT-67 and DUT-68 show the same eight-connected secondary building units as in DUT-126. In DUT-126, linker molecules have a peculiar orientation, resulting in hbr topology, which is described for the first time in this work for MOFs. DUT-126 contains three pore types, including two micropores surrounding mesoporous channels. DUT-126 is stable against hydrolysis and features permanent porosity with a specific surface area of 1297 m2 g−1 and a total pore volume of 0.48 cm3 g−1, calculated from the nitrogen physisorption isotherm measured at 77 K.
This article is part of the themed issue ‘Coordination polymers and metal–organic frameworks: materials by design’.
One contribution of 8 to a theme issue ‘Coordination polymers and metal–organic frameworks: materials by design’.
Electronic supplementary material is available online at https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.c.3577253.
- Accepted September 23, 2016.
- © 2016 The Author(s)
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