Our latest article published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) was highlighted in the Science magazine “Research in other journals” section. The article reported a new design approach to access novel isoreticular MOFs.


Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are a revolutionary class of materials constructed from metal ions/clusters and organic ligands that link together via self-assembly. Our work, now highlighted in Science Magazine and originally published by the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) in July 2018, provided the first-ever report on the use of zigzag ligands to create isoreticular Zr-bcu-MOFs.

This recent article, with Dr. Vincent Guillerm as its first  and corresponding author, author and the Group Leader ICREA Prof. Daniel Maspoch as corresponding author, provides an additional degree of structural fine-tuning in MOFs by reticular chemistry. This work is one of the latest advances led by the NanoUp Group.

Science magazine highlight:

Original article reference:
Vincent Guillerm, Thais Grancha, Inhar Imaz, Judith Juanhuix, and Daniel Maspoch. Zigzag Ligands for Transversal Design in Reticular Chemistry: Unveiling New Structural Opportunities for Metal–Organic Frameworks. J. Am. Chem. Soc., July 31, 2018, 140 (32), pp 10153–10157. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b07050


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