The subject invention pertains to metal organic frameworks (MOF) having zeolite-net-like topology, their methods of use, and their modes of synthesis. The ZMOFs are produced by combining predesigned tetrahedral building, generated in situ using heterochelation, with polyfunctional ligands that have the commensurate angle and the required donor groups for the chelation. Each molecular building block is contrasted of a single metal ion and ligands with both heterochelation functionality and bridging functionality. Advantageously, zeolite-net-like MOFs of the subject invention are porous and contain large functional cavities, which is useful for encapsulating large molecules.
Eddaoudi, Mohamed and Liu, Yunling, "Zeolite-like metal organic frameworks (ZMOFS): modular approach to the synthesis of organic-inorganic hybrid porous materials having a zeolite like topology" (2013). USF Patents. 209.
University of South Florida