Rigid Ladder-Type Porous Polymer Networks for Entropically Favorable Gas Adsorption

Che, S.; Pang, J.; Kalin, A. J.; Wang, C.; Ji, X.; Lee, J.; Cole, D.; Li, J.-L.; Tu, X.; Zhang, Q.; Zhou, H.-C.; Fang, L., ACS Materials Lett., 2020, Article ASAP, 2, 49-54. DOI:10.1021/acsmaterialslett.9b00434

Hierarchically Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks: Synthetic Strategies and Applicaitons

Feng, L.; Wang, K.-Y.; Lv, X.-L.; Yan, T.-H.; Zhou, H.-C., National Science Review, 2019, Accepted Manuscript, nwz170. DOI:10.1093/nsr/nwz170

Solvent-Assisted, Thermally Triggered Structural Transformation in Flexible Mesoporous Metal–Organic Frameworks

Pang, J.; Wu, M.; Qin, J.-S.; Liu, C.; Lollar, C. T.; Yuan, D.; Hong, M.; Zhou, H.-C., Chem. Mater., 2019, Article ASAP. DOI:10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b02582

Improving Alkylamine Incorporation in Porous Polymer Networks through Dopant Incorporation

Day, G. S.; Drake, H. F.; Joseph, E. A.; Bosch, M.; Tan, K.; Willman, J.; Carretier, V.; Perry, Z.; Burtner, W.; Banerjee, S.; Ozdemir, O. K.; Zhou, H.-C., Adv. Sustain., 2019, Early View. DOI:10.1002/adsu.201900051

Zirconium Phosphate: The Pathway from Turbostratic Disorder to Crystallinity

Contreras-Ramirez, A.; Tao, S.; Day, G. S.; Bakhmutov, V. I.; Billinge, S. J. L.; Zhou, H.-C., Inorg. Chem, 2019, 58 (20), 14260-14274. DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02442

Controllable Synthesis of Metal-Organic Frameworks and Their Hierarchical Assemblies

Feng, L.; Wang, K.-Y.; Powell, J.; Zhou, H.-C., Matter, 2019, 1 (4), 801-824. DOI:10.1016/j.matt.2019.08.022


Uncovering Structural Opportunities for Zirconium Metal–Organic Frameworks via Linker Desymmetrization

Wang, Y.; Feng, L.; Zhang, K.; Wnag, K.-Y.; Fan, W.; Wang, X.; Guo, B.; Dai, F.; Zhang, L.; Sun, D.; Zhou, H.-C., Adv. Sci., 2019, Early View. DOI:10.1002/advs.201901855

The Thermally Induced Decarboxylation Mechanism of a Mixed-Oxidation State Carboxylate-Based Iron Metal–Organic Framework

Drake, H. F.; Day, G. S.; Vali, S. W.; Xiao, Z.; Banerjee, S.; Li, J.; Joseph, E. A.; Kuszynski, J. E.; Perry, Z. T.; Kirchon, A.; Ozdemir O. K.; Lindahl, P. A.; Zhou, H.-C., Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 12769-12772. DOI:10.1039/C9CC04555D

Molecular Pivot–Hinge Installation to Evolve Topology in Rare‐Earth Metal–Organic Frameworks

Feng, L.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, K.; Wang, K.-Y.; Fan, W.; Wang, X.; Powell, J. A.; Guo, B.; Dai, F.; Zhang, L.; Wang, R.; Sun, D.; Zhou, H.-C., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, Accepted Article. DOI:10.1002/anie.201910717

Imprinted Apportionment of Functional Groups in Multivariate Metal-Organic Frameworks

Feng, L.; Wang, K.-Y.; Lv, X.-L.; Powell, J. A.; Yan, T.; Willman, J.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141 (37), 14524-14529. DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b06917

Facile Exfoliation of 3D Pillared Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs) to Produce MOF Nanosheets with Functionalized Surfaces

Deng, J.-H.; Wen, Y.-Q.; Willman, J.; Liu, W.-J.; Gong, Y.-N.; Zhong, D.-C.; Lu, T.-B.; Zhou, H.-C., Inorg. Chem., 2019, 58 (16), 11020-11027. DOI:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b01564

An International Laboratory Comparison Study of Volumetric and Gravimetric Hydrogen Adsorption Measurements

Hurst, K. E.; Gennett, T.; Adams, J.; Allendorf, M. D.; Balderas-Xicohténcatl, R.; Bielewski, M.; Edwards, B.; Espinal, L.; Fultz, B.; Hirscher, M.; Hudson, S. L.; Hulvey, Z.; Latroche, M.; Liu, D.-L.; Kapelewski, M.; Napolitano, E.; Perry, Z. T.; Purewal, J.; Stavila, V.; Veenstra, M.; White, J. L.; Yuan, Y.; Zhou, H.-C.; Zlotea, C.; Parilla, P., ChemPhysChem, 2019, 20 (15), 1997-2009. DOI:10.1002/cphp.201900166

Modulation versus Templating: Fine‐Tuning of Hierarchally Porous PCN‐250 Using Fatty Acids To Engineer Guest Adsorption

Kirchon, A.; Li, J.; Xia, F.; Day, G. S.; Becker, B.; Chen, W.; Sue, H.-J.; Fang, Y.; Zhou, H.-C., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58 (36), 12425-12430. DOI:10.1002/anie.201905006

Visible-Light Harvesting Pyrene-Based MOFs as Efficient ROS Generators

Zhang, Y.; Pang, J.; Li, J.; Yang, X.; Feng, M.; Cai, P.; Zhou, H.-C., Chem. Sci, 2019, 10 (36), 8455-8460. DOI:10.1039/C9SC03080H


The Chemistry of Multi-Component and Hierarchical Framework Compounds

Feng, L.; Wang, K.-W.; Day, G. S.; Zhou, H.-C., Chem.Soc.Rev., 2019, 48, 4823-4853. DOI:10.1039/C9CS00250B


Metal–Organic Frameworks for Food Safety

Wang, P.-L.; Xie, L.-H.; Joseph, E. A.; Li, J.-R.; Xu, X.-O.; Zhou, H.-C., Chem. Rev., 2019, Article ASAP. DOI:10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00257


Face-Sharing Archimedean Solids Stacking for the Construction of Mixed-Ligand Metal–Organic Frameworks

Qiu, Y.-C.; Yuan, S.; Li, X.-X.; Du, D.-Y.; Wang, C.; Qin, J.-S.; Drake, H. F.; Lan, Y.-Q.; Jiang, L.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141 (35), 13841-13848. DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b05580

Catalytic Reactions Within the Cavity of Coordination Cages

Fang, Y.; Powell, J. A.; Li, E.; Wang, Q.; Perry, Z.; Kirchon, A.; Yang, X.; Xiao, Z.; Zhu, C.; Zhang, L.; Huang, F.; Zhou, H.-C., Chem. Soc. Rev., 2019, 48 (17), 4707-4730. DOI:10.1039/C9CS00091G


Multielectron Transportation of Polyoxometalate-Grafted Metalloporphyrin Coordination Frameworks for Selective CO2-to-CH4 Photoconversion

Huang, Q.; Liu, J.; Feng, L.; Wang, Q.; Guan, W.; Dong, L.-Z.; Zhang, L.; Yan, L.-K.; Lan, Y.-Q.; Zhou, H.-C., National Science Review, 2019. DOI:10.1093/nsr/nwz096

Metal-Organic Frameworks for Capture and Degradation of Organic Pollutants

Zhang, P.; Wang, Q.; Fang, Y.; Chen, W.; Kirchon, A.; Baci, M.; Feng, M.; Sharma, V. K.; Zhou, H.-C., Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Environmental Applications, 2019, 203-229. DOI:10.1016/B978-0-12-814633-0.00009-0


High Stability of Ultra-Small and Isolated Gold Nanoparticles in Metal–Organic Framework Materials

Cure, J.; Mattson, E.; Cocq, K.; Assi, H.; Jensen, S.; Tan, K.; Catalano, M.; Yuan, S.; Wang, H.; Feng, L.; Zhang, P.; Kwon, S.; Veyan, J.-F.; Cabrera, Y.; Zhang, G.; Li, J.; Kim, M.; Zhou, H.-C.; Chabal, Y. J.; Thonhauser, T., J. Mater. Chem. A 2019, 7, 17536-17546. DOI:10.1039/C8TA12334A

Photoinduced Nonlinear Contraction Behavior in Metal–Organic Frameworks

Shi, Y.-X.; Chen, H.-H.; Zhang, W.-H.; Day, G. S.; Lang, J.-P.; Zhou, H.-C., Chemistry - A European Journal 2019, 25 (36), 8543-8549. DOI:10.1002/chem.201900347


Modular Programming of Hierarchy and Diversity in Multivariate Polymer/Metal–Organic Framework Hybrid Composites

Feng, L.; Lv, X.-L.; Yan, T.-H.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc 2019, 141 (26), 10342-10349. DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b03707


Ligand Rigidification for Enhancing the Stability of Metal–Organic Frameworks

Lv, X.-L.; Yuan, S.; Xie, L.-H.; Drake, H. F.; Chen, Y.; He, T.; Dong, C.; Wang, B.; Zhang, Y.-Z.; Li, J.-R.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc 2019, 141 (26), 10283-10293. DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b02947


Switching in Metal‐Organic Frameworks

Bigdeli, F.; Lollar, C. T.; Morsali, A.; Zhou, H.-C., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, Accepted Article. DOI:10.1002/anie.201900666


Controlled Hydrolysis of Metal–Organic Frameworks: Hierarchical Ni/Co-Layered Double Hydroxide Microspheres for High-Performance Supercapacitors

Xiao, Z.; Mei, Y.; Yuan, S.; Mei, H.; Xu, B.; Bao, Y.; Fan, L.; Kang, W.; Dai, F.; Wang, R.; Wang, L.; Hu, S.; Sun, D.; Zhou, H.-C., ACS Nano 2019, 13 (6), 7024-7030. DOI:10.1021/acsnano.9b02106

Discovery of Precise pH-Controlled Biomimetic Catalysts: Defective Zirconium Metal–Organic Frameworks as Alkaline Phosphatase Mimics

Xu, M.; Feng, L.; Yan, L.-N.; Meng, S.-S.; Yuan, S.; He, M.-J.; Liang, H.; Chen, X.-Y.; Wei, H.-Y.; Gu, Z.-Y.; Zhou, H.-C., Nanoscale 2019, 11, 11270-11278. DOI:10.1039/C9NR02962A

Structural Tuning of Zinc–Porphyrin Frameworks via Auxiliary Nitrogen-Containing Ligands Towards Selective Adsorption of Cationic Dyes

Wang, X.-N.; Li, J.-L.; Zhao, Y.-M.; Pang, J.; Li, B.; Zhang, T.-L.; Zhou, H.-C., Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 6527-6530. DOI:10.1039/C9CC02405K

Cooperative Sieving and Functionalization of Zr Metal–Organic Frameworks through Insertion and Post-Modification of Auxiliary Linkers

Zhang, L.; Yuan, s.; Fan, W.; Pang, J.; Li, F.; Guo, B.; Zhang, P.; Sun, D.; Zhou, H.-C., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11 (25), 22390-22397. DOI:10.1021/acsami.9b05091

Unconventional Method for Fabricating Valence Tautomeric Materials: Integrating Redox Center within a Metal-Organic Framework

Li, B.; Zhao, Y.-M.; Kirchon, A.; Pang, J.-D.; Yang, X.-Y.; Zhuang, G.-L.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc 2019, 141 (17), 6822-6826. DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b02375

Maximizing Photoresponsive Efficiency by Isolating Metal-Organic Polyhedra into Confined Nanoscaled Spaces

Jiang, Y.; Park, J.; Tan, P.; Feng, L.; Liu, X.-Q.; Sun, L.-B.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc 2019, 141 (20), 8221-8227. DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b01380

Photosensitizer‐Anchored 2D MOF Nanosheets as Highly Stable and Accessible Catalysts toward Artemisinin Production

Wang, Y.; Feng, L.; Pang, J.; Li, J.; Huang, N.; Day, G. S.; Cheng, L.; Drake, H. F.; Wang, Y.; Lollar, C.; Qin, J.; Gu, Z.; Lu, T.; Yuan, S.; Zhou, H.-C., Adv. Sci. 2019, 6 (11), 1802059. DOI:10.1002/advs,201802059

Temperature-Controlled Evolution of Nanoporous MOF Crystallites into Hierarchically Porous Superstructures

Feng, L.; Li, J.-L.; Day, G. S.; Lv, X.-L; Zhou, H.-C., Chem 2019, 5 (5), 1265-1274. DOI:10.1016/j.chempr.2019.03.003


Topology Exploration in Highly Connected Rare-Earth Metal-Organic Frameworks via Continuous Hindrance Control

Wang, Y.; Feng, L.; Fan, W.; Wang, K.-Y.; Wang, X.; Wang, X.; Zhang, K.; Zhang, X.; Dai, F.; Sun, D.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141 (17), 6967-6975. DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b00122

Biological Antagonism Inspired Detoxification: Removal of Toxic Elements by Porous Polymer Networks

Feng, L.; Chen, W.-M.; Li, J.-L.; Day, G.; Drake, H.; Joseph, E.; Zhou, H.-C., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11 (15), 14383-14390. DOI:10.1021/acsami.9b02826

Lattice Expansion and Contraction in Metal-Organic Frameworks by Sequential Linker Reinstallation

Feng, L.; Yuan, S.; Qin, J.-S.; Wang, Y.; Kirchon, A.; Qiu, D.; Cheng, L.; Madrahimov, S. T.; Zhou, H.-C., Matter 2019, 1 (1), 156-167. DOI:10.1016/j.matt.2019.02.002

Thermodynamically Controlled Linker Installation in Flexible Zirconium MOFs

Lollar, C. T.; Pang, J.; Qin, J.-S.; Yuan, S.; Powell, J.; Zhou, H.-C., Cryst. Growth Des. 2019, 19 (4), 2069-2073. DOI:10.1021/acscgd.8b01637


Reactivity of Atomic Layer Deposition Precursors with OH/H2O-Containing Metal Organic Framework Materials

Tan, K.; Jensen, S.; Feng, L.; Wang, H.; Yuan, S.; Ferreri, M.; Klesko, J. P.; Rahman, R.; Cure, J.; Zhou, H.-C.; Thonhauser, T.; Chabal, Y. J., Chem. Mater. 2019, 31 (7), 2286-2295. DOI:10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b01844

Porphyrinic Metal-Organic frameworks Installed with Brønsted Acid Sites for Efficient Tandem Semisynthesis of Artemisinin

Feng, L.; Wang, Y.; Yuan, S.; Wang, K.; Li, J.; Day, G. S.; Qiu, D.; Cheng, L.; Chen, W.; Madrahimov, S.; Zhou, H.-C., ACS Catal. 2019, 9 (6), 5111-5118. DOI:10.1021/acscatal.8b04960

Pore Size Reduction in Zirconium Metal-Organic Frameworks for Ethylene/Ethane Separation

Wang, Y.; Yuan, S.; Hu, Z.; Kundu, T.; Zhang, J.; Peh, S. B.; Cheng, Y.; Dong, J.; Yuan, D.; Zhou, H.-C.; Zhao, D., ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2019, 7 (7), 7118-7126. DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b00062

Harnessing Solvent Effects to Integrate Alkylamine into Metal–Organic Frameworks for Exceptionally High CO2 Uptake

Li, H.; Wang, K.; Hu, Z.; Chen, Y.-P.; Verdegaal, W.; Zhao, D.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Mater. Chem. A 2019, 7 (13), 7867-7874. DOI:10.1039/C8TA11300A

Mesoporous TiO2-BiOBr Microspheres with Tailorable Adsorption Capacities for Photodegradation of Organic Water Pollutants: Probing Adsorption -Photocatalysis Synergy by Combining Experiments and Kinetic Modeling

Deng, W.; Pan, F.; Batchelor, B.; Jung, B.; Zhang, P.; Abdel-Wahab, A.; Zhou, H.-C.; Li. Y., Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol. 2019, 5 (4), 769-781. DOI:10.1039/C8EW00922H

Metal-Organic Framework Containing Planar Metal-Binding Sites: Efficiently and Cost-Effectively Enhancing the Kinetic Separation of C2H2/C2H4

Li, J.; Jiang, L.; Chen, S.; Kirchon, A.; Li, B.; Li, Y.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141 (9), 3807-3811. DOI:10.1021/jacs.8b13463

Biomolecular Proximity of a Ruthenium Complex and Methylene Blue Within an Anionic Porous Coordination Cage for Enhancing Photocatalytic Activity

Fang, Y.; Xiao, Z.; Kirchon, A.; Li, J.; Jin, F.; Togo, T.; Zhang, L.; Zhu, C.; Zhou, H.-C., Chem. Sci., 2019, 10 (12), 3529-3534. DOI:10.1039/C8SC05315D

Facile Fabrication of a Multi-Functional Metal-Organic Framework based Sensor Exhibiting Exclusive Solvochromic Behaviors towards Ketone Molecules

Li, B.; Chen, X.; Hu, P.; Kirchon, A.; Zhao, Y.-M.; Pang, J.; Zhang, T.; Zhou, H.-C., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 11 (8), 8227-8233. DOI:10.1021/acsami.8b19815

Tuning the Ionicity of Stable Metal-Organic Frameworks through Ionic Linker Installation

Pang, J.; Yuan, s.; Qin, J.-S.; Lollar, C.; Huang, N.; Li, J.; Wang, Q.; Wu, M.; Yuan, D.; Hong, M.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141 (7), 3129-3136. DOI:10.1021/jacs.8b12530

Creating Well-Defined Hexabenzocoronene in Zirconium Metal–Organic Framework by Postsynthetic Annulation

Qin, J.-S.; Yuan, S.; Zhang, L.; Li, B.; Du, D.-Y.; Huang, N.; Guan, W.; Drake, H. F.; Pang, J.; Lan, Y.-Q.; Alsalme, A.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141 (5), 2054-2060. DOI:10.1021/jacs.8b11042

Metal-Organic Frameworks: New Functional Materials and Applications

Cai, P.; Chen, W.; Day, G. S.; Drake, H. F.; Joseph, E. A.; Perry, Z. T.; Xiao, Z.; Zhou, H.-C., Comprehensive Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Second Edition); Vol. 2, 35-54. DOI:10.1016/B978-0-12-803581-8.11382-7


Hierarchical Nickel/Phosphorus/Nitrogen/Carbon Composites Templated by One Metal–Organic Framework as Highly Efficient Supercapacitor Electrode Materials

Yu, F.; Xiong, X.; Zhou, L.-Y.; Li, J.; Liang, J.-Y.; Hu, S.-H.; Lu, W.-T.; Li, B.; Zhou, H.-C., J. Mater. Chem. A. 2019, 7 (6), 2875-2883. DOI:10.1039/C8TA11568K

A Mesoporous NNN-Pincer-Based Metal-Organic Framework Scaffold for the Preparation of Noble-Metal-Free Catalysts

Zhang, Y.; Li, J.; Yang, X.; Zhang, P.; Chen, W.; Li, B.; Zhou, H.-C., Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 2023-2026. DOI:10.1039/C8CC09491H


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