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Fabrice Salles, Aziz Ghoufi, Guillaume Maurin, Robert G. Bell, Caroline Mellot-Draznieks and Gérard Férey Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Breathing MOFs: Structural Transformations of MIL-53(Cr) upon Thermal Activation and CO2 Adsorption Angewandte Chemie International Edition 47

Version of Record online: 1 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200803067

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Use the Force: A force field for the MIL-53(Cr) framework was derived and validated by molecular dynamics simulations. This approach allows the “breathing” of the framework in the presence of CO2 to be captured and gives insight into the structural switching mechanism from a narrow- to a large-pore form (see picture). This force field can be used directly in studies of many guest molecules and, with a minimum adjustment, for other MOF systems.

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