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ERIC Number: EJ1013033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Synthesis and Small Molecule Exchange Studies of a Magnesium Bisformate Metal-Organic Framework: An Experiment in Host-Guest Chemistry for the Undergraduate Laboratory
Rood, Jeffrey A.; Henderson, Kenneth W.
Journal of Chemical Education, v90 n3 p379-382 Mar 2013
Experiments are described that introduce students to the important concepts of host-guest chemistry and size exclusion in porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The experiment has been successfully carried out in both introductory and advanced-level inorganic chemistry laboratories. Students synthesized the porous MOF, alpha-Mg[subscript 3](O[subscript 2]CH)[subscript 6], and examined its ability to take up a variety of small organic molecules into its pores using [superscript 1]H NMR spectroscopy. The MOF exhibited size exclusion and students rationalized this behavior based on the structures of the organic molecules and the pore size of the MOF. (Contains 1 figure and 1 scheme.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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