Design of flexible lewis acidic sites in porous coordination polymers by using the viologen moiety

Masakazu Higuchi, Kohei Nakamura, Satoshi Horike, Yuh Hijikata, Nobuhiro Yanai, Tomohiro Fukushima, Jungeun Kim, Kenichi Kato, Masaki Takata, Daisuke Watanabe, Shinji Oshima, Susumu Kitagawa

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Charged up: A novel porous coordination polymer with a charged organic surface (COS) comprising a zwitterionic organic linker, viologen, has been synthesized. The COS shows strong Lewis acidity accompanied with flexibility, and the isosteric heat of H2 adsorption is 9.5 kJ mol-1, which is comparable to that of open metal sites (OMSs).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8369-8372
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - Aug 13 2012
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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