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Tetratopic phenyl compounds, related metal-organic framework materials and post-assembly elaboration

United States Patent

September 11, 2012
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Disclosed are tetratopic carboxylic acid phenyl for use in metal-organic framework compounds. These compounds are useful in catalysis, gas storage, sensing, biological imaging, drug delivery and gas adsorption separation.
Farha; Omar K. (Morton Grove, IL), Hupp; Joseph T. (Northfield, IL)
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
12/ 578,357
October 13, 2009
This invention was made with government support under grant no. DE-FG02-01ER15244) awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.