Development of composite inorganic building blocks for MOFs.

Journal of the American Chemical Society

PubMedID: 22369434

Zheng ST, Wu T, Chou C, Fuhr A, Feng P, Bu X. Development of composite inorganic building blocks for MOFs. J Am Chem Soc. 2012;134(10):4517-20.
A general direction for diversifying metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) is demonstrated by the synthesis of composite inorganic clusters between indium and s-, d-, and f-block elements. These previously unknown heterometallic clusters, with various nuclearity, geometry, charge, and metal-to-metal ratios, significantly expand the pool of inorganic building blocks that are highly effective for the construction of porous MOFs with high gas uptake capacity.