Photoresponsive porous materials: The design and synthesis of photochromic diarylethene-based linkers and a metal-organic framework

Dinesh G. Patel, Ian M. Walton, Jordan M. Cox, Cody J. Gleason, David R. Butzer, Jason B. Benedict

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

52 Scopus citations

Abstract

The synthesis and characterization of novel photochromic diarylethene-based linkers for use in metal-organic frameworks is described including crystal structure analysis of nearly all reaction intermediates. The bis-carboxylated dithien-3-ylphenanthrenes can be prepared under relatively mild conditions in high yield and were subsequently used to create a photoresponsive metal-organic framework, UBMOF-1. While the photochromism of the ligand TPDC in solution is fully reversible, the cycloreversion reaction is suppressed when this linker is incorporated into the crystalline framework of UBMOF-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2653-2656
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume50
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 11 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Photoresponsive porous materials: The design and synthesis of photochromic diarylethene-based linkers and a metal-organic framework'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this