Modular design of domain assembly in porous coordination polymer crystals via reactivity-directed crystallization process

Tomohiro Fukushima, Satoshi Horike, Hirokazu Kobayashi, Masahiko Tsujimoto, Seiji Isoda, Maw Lin Foo, Yoshiki Kubota, Masaki Takata, Susumu Kitagawa

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Abstract

The mesoscale design of domain assembly is crucial for controlling the bulk properties of solids. Herein, we propose a modular design of domain assembly in porous coordination polymer crystals via exquisite control of the kinetics of the crystal formation process. Employing precursors of comparable chemical reactivity affords the preparation of homogeneous solid-solution type crystals. Employing precursors of distinct chemical reactivity affords the preparation of heterogeneous phase separated crystals. We have utilized this reactivity-directed crystallization process for the facile synthesis of mesoscale architecture which are either solid-solution or phase-separated type crystals. This approach can be also adapted to ternary phase-separated type crystals from one-pot reaction. Phase-separated type frameworks possess unique gas adsorption properties that are not observed in single-phasic compounds. The results shed light on the importance of crystal formation kinetics for control of mesoscale domains in order to create porous solids with unique cooperative functionality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13341-13347
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume134
Issue number32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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    Fukushima, T., Horike, S., Kobayashi, H., Tsujimoto, M., Isoda, S., Foo, M. L., Kubota, Y., Takata, M., & Kitagawa, S. (2012). Modular design of domain assembly in porous coordination polymer crystals via reactivity-directed crystallization process. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134(32), 13341-13347. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja303588m