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Polymers 2016, 8(5), 171; doi:10.3390/polym8050171

Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Anion Exchange in a Gadolinium MOF: Incorporation of POMs and [AuCl4]

Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol), Universidad de Valencia, c/Catedrático José Beltrán, 2, Paterna 46980, Spain
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Received: 6 March 2016 / Revised: 13 April 2016 / Accepted: 20 April 2016 / Published: 26 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Coordination Polymers: New Materials for Multiple Applications)
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The encapsulation of functional molecules inside porous coordination polymers (also known as metal-organic frameworks, MOFs) has become of great interest in recent years at the field of multifunctional materials. In this article, we present a study of the effects of size and charge in the anion exchange process of a Gd based MOF, involving molecular species like polyoxometalates (POMs), and [AuCl4]. This post-synthetic modification has been characterized by IR, EDAX, and single crystal diffraction, which have provided unequivocal evidence of the location of the anion molecules in the framework. View Full-Text
Keywords: MOFs; anion exchange; polyoxometalates MOFs; anion exchange; polyoxometalates
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López-Cabrelles, J.; Mínguez Espallargas, G.; Coronado, E. Single-Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Anion Exchange in a Gadolinium MOF: Incorporation of POMs and [AuCl4]. Polymers 2016, 8, 171.

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