These authors contributed equally to this work.
Imprinting Chemical and Responsive Micropatterns into Metal–Organic Frameworks†
Article first published online: 8 DEC 2010
Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 1, pages 276–279, January 3, 2011
How to Cite
Han, S., Wei, Y., Valente, C., Forgan, R. S., Gassensmith, J. J., Smaldone, R. A., Nakanishi, H., Coskun, A., Stoddart, J. F. and Grzybowski, B. A. (2011), Imprinting Chemical and Responsive Micropatterns into Metal–Organic Frameworks. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 276–279. doi: 10.1002/anie.201004332
This work was supported by the Non-equilibrium Energy Research Center, which is an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number DE-SC0000989.
- Issue published online: 28 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 8 DEC 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 11 NOV 2010
- Manuscript Received: 15 JUL 2010
- U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Grant Number: DE-SC0000989
- analytical methods;
- metal–organic frameworks;
- responsive micropatterns
Stamp of approval: Wet stamping allows metal–organic framework (MOF) crystals to be imprinted with micropatterns of various organic chemicals. Printing the MOFs with photochromic molecules and pH indicators generates stimuli-responsive micropatterns which change their appearance upon contact with specific chemicals (see picture), thus reporting the environmental “status” of the crystal.