MS31-02 - Dynamic MOFs with Breathing-Dependent Redox Behavior


Espallargas Guillermo Mínguez (University of Valencia, Spain)

Flexible or “breathing” Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) involving changes in their physical and structural properties upon an external stimulus are an interesting class of crystalline materials due to their range of potential applications including chemical sensors.[1] Recently, we have reported the use of a tetrathiafulvalene (TTF)-based ligand and trimeric Fe3O SBUs to yield a highly stable MOF, namely MUV-2, with non-interpenetrated hierarchical crystal structure and an enhanced catalytic activity.[2] This MOF shows a continuous breathing behaviour with a reversible swelling upon solvent adsorption, which affects the planarity of the TTF linkers. This breathing behaviour directly impacts on its electrochemical properties and thus opens the way for the development of new electrochemical sensors.[3] On the contrary, the interpenetrated analogue, MUV-2-i, shows a reduced breathing capacity.[4]

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