A Multifunctional Metal–Organic Open Framework with a bcu Topology Constructed from Undecanuclear Clusters


  • This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant nos. 20371020 and 20531030) and the Graduate Innovation Lab of Jilin University. We are very grateful for the help provided by Ankersmid Company, Netherlands. bcu=body-centered cubic.


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Flexible ligands afford large pores: A novel metal–organic framework constructed from cadmium carboxylate cluster secondary building units and formic acid bridging molecules is reported (see picture). This highly porous material displays rare body-centered cubic topology, as well as good sorption characteristics and optoelectronic properties.