Tuning the topology of a 2D metal-organic framework from 2D to 3D using modulator assisted synthesis
Journal article, 2023

Two new metal-organic frameworks based on 2,2′-bipyridine-4,4′-dicarboxylate and La(iii) ions were prepared under solvothermal conditions. [La(bpda)3/2(dmf)2]·dmf·H2O, MSU-10, was isolated as a 2D network structure. By introducing a modulator, 1,10-phenanthroline, the 3D network [La(bpda)3/2(dmf)(H2O)2]·dmf MSU-11 could be isolated with the unusual rod-MOF topology zbj. Both the 2D and 3D networks are stable upon guest removal and the activated phases of MSU-10 and MSU-11 exhibit some phase change when soaked in solvents for 24 h. Network analysis allowed the identification of MSU-11 as isoreticular with MOF-80 built from different linkers and metal ions.


Johannes Hungwe

Midlands State University

Piwai Tshuma

Midlands State University

Maureen Gumbo

Midlands State University

Francoise Mystere Amombo Noa

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Lars Öhrström

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry

G. Mehlana

Midlands State University


14668033 (eISSN)

Vol. 25 10 1486-1494

Subject Categories

Inorganic Chemistry


Materials Chemistry



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