Versatile Structure-Directing Roles of Deep-Eutectic Solvents and Their Implication in the Generation of Porosity and Open Metal Sites for Gas Storage


  • We thank the NIH (X.B. 2 S06 GM063119-05) and NSF (P.F.) for support of this work. X.B. is a Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar and P.F. is a Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar.


Trap it in and burn it out: A deep-eutectic solvent provides a versatile medium for the creation of highly stable porous frameworks encapsulating neutral coordinating ligand molecules, which can escape intact from the pores upon heating to form crystals directly, leaving behind permanent porosity and coordinatively unsaturated metal sites with potential applications in gas storage and catalysis.

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