Mechanical properties of zeolitic metal-organic frameworks: mechanically flexible topologies and stabilization against structural collapse

T. D. Bennett, J. Sotelo, Jin-Chong Tan, S. A. Moggach

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We report on the elastic moduli of two large pore zeolitic metalorganic frameworks (rho-and sod-ZMOF). Their extremely low (1.93 GPa), and intermediate (5.57 GPa) moduli are compared with those of zeolites of identical topologies, finding similarities relative to frameworks in the same family. Whilst collapse upon ball-milling occurs quickly, common solvents can be used to stabilise the structure, a facile method which may be applicable to other porous hybrid frameworks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-289
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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