While mixed-metal ions into a single framework can be randomly arranged in most reported cases, it is synthetically challenging to control and organize the distribution of different metal ions over a three-dimensional structure. In this context, for the family of M2(dobpdc) with broad applications, we present the first case of a bimetallic Mg/Zn(dobpdc) framework with a 1:1 compositional ratio, based on a one-dimensional Zn(H2dobpdc) template, which would not be obtained by the conventional reaction of the corresponding metal salts. Moreover, we demonstrate that the resultant compositional ratios in the bimetallic M′/Zn(dobpdc) (M′ = Mg, Mn, Co, Ni) are governed by the ionic radii of the metals and the affinity of the metal ions for the linker groups. Notably, the unexpected gradual reduction in the adsorption enthalpy and the mixed CO2 adsorption feature are revealed in Mg/Zn(dobpdc) and its diamine-grafted framework, respectively.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry