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Hierarchically Micro- and Mesoporous Metal–Organic Frameworks with Tunable Porosity


  • This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20501001), the Key Research Project of Natural Science of the Provincial Bureau of Education, Anhui, China (kj2007A078), and the Selected Financial Support Research Project of the Provincial Bureau of Education, Anhui, China.


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A new hierarchy: A supramolecular template strategy is used to synthesize hierarchical micro- and mesoporous metal–organic frameworks. The mesopore walls are constructed from a microporous framework (see picture). The porosity can be tuned by using different templates at various molar ratios.