These authors contributed equally to this work.
Transport into Metal–Organic Frameworks from Solution Is Not Purely Diffusive†
Article first published online: 1 FEB 2012
Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 11, pages 2662–2666, March 12, 2012
How to Cite
Han, S., Hermans, T. M., Fuller, P. E., Wei, Y. and Grzybowski, B. A. (2012), Transport into Metal–Organic Frameworks from Solution Is Not Purely Diffusive. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 2662–2666. doi: 10.1002/anie.201108492
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 grant number DE-SC0000989. T.M.H. is funded by the Human Frontier Science Program. We thank Prof. Dr. G. Fytas (University of Crete, IESL-FORTH and Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Mainz) for helpful suggestions on the interpretation of the fluorescence correlation spectroscopy results.
- Issue published online: 7 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 1 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Received: 2 DEC 2011
- U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Grant Number: DE-SC0000989
- Human Frontier Science Program
- confocal laser scanning microscopy;
- fluorescence spectroscopy;
- metal–organic frameworks;
- reaction-diffusion models
Chemistry in motion: A combination of confocal microscopy (see picture) and reaction-diffusion modeling provided a powerful toolkit with which solution transport into metal–organic framework crystals was studied. Commonly used pure diffusion models are insufficient to describe this process and, instead, it is necessary to account for the interactions of the guest molecules and the MOF scaffold.