A Zn benzotriazolate metal-organic framework (MOF), [Zn(ZnO2CCH3)4(bibta)3] (1, bibta2- = 5,5′-bibenzotriazolate), has been subjected to a mild CH3CO2 -/HCO3 - ligand exchange procedure followed by thermal activation to generate nucleophilic Zn-OH groups that resemble the active site of α-carbonic anhydrase. The postsynthetically modified MOF, [Zn(ZnOH)4(bibta)3] (2∗), exhibits excellent performance for trace CO2 capture and can be regenerated at mild temperatures. IR spectroscopic data and density functional theory (DFT) calculations reveal that intercluster hydrogen bonding interactions augment a Zn-OH/Zn-O2COH fixation mechanism.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|State||Published - 10 Oct 2018|