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Metal-organic framework materials with ultrahigh surface areas

United States Patent

December 22, 2015
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A metal organic framework (MOF) material including a Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area greater than 7,010 m.sup.2/g. Also a metal organic framework (MOF) material including hexa-carboxylated linkers including alkyne bond. Also a metal organic framework (MOF) material including three types of cuboctahedron cages fused to provide continuous channels. Also a method of making a metal organic framework (MOF) material including saponifying hexaester precursors having alkyne bonds to form a plurality of hexa-carboxylated linkers including alkyne bonds and performing a solvothermal reaction with the plurality of hexa-carboxylated linkers and one or more metal containing compounds to form the MOF material.
Farha; Omar K. (Morton Grove, IL), Hupp; Joseph T. (Northfield, IL), Wilmer; Christopher E. (Evanston, IL), Eryazici; Ibrahim (Chicago, IL), Snurr; Randall Q. (Evanston, IL), Gomez-Gualdron; Diego A. (Evanston, IL), Borah; Bhaskarjyoti (Evanston, IL)
13/ 920,828
June 18, 2013
This invention was made with government support under contract number DE-FG02-08ER15967 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.