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A novel structural form of MIL-53 observed for the scandium analogue and its response to temperature variation and CO2 adsorption

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  • John P. S. Mowat
  • Valerie R. Seymour
  • John M. Griffin
  • Stephen P. Thompson
  • Alexandra M. Z. Slawin
  • David Fairen-Jimenez
  • Tina Dueren
  • Sharon E. Ashbrook
  • Paul A. Wright
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2012
<mark>Journal</mark>Dalton Transactions
Issue number14
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)3937-3941
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The scandium analogue of the flexible terephthalate MIL-53 yields a novel closed pore structure upon removal of guest molecules which has unusual thermal behaviour and stepwise opening during CO2 adsorption. By contrast, the nitro-functionalised MIL-53(Sc) cannot fully close and the structure possesses permanent porosity for CO2.