Variation in the metal centres of M-M paddle-wheel SBU results in the formation of isostructural DUT-49(M) frameworks. However, the porosity of the framework was found to be different for each of the structures. While a high and moderate porosity was obtained for DUT-49(Cu) and DUT-49(Ni), respectively, other members of the series [DUT-49(M); M= Mn, Fe, Co, Zn, Cd] show very low porosity and shapes of the adsorption isotherms which is not expected for op phases of these MOFs. Investigation on those MOFs revealed that those frameworks undergo structural collapse during the solvent removal at the activation step. Thus, herein, we aimed to study the detailed structural transformations that are possibly occurring during the removal of the subcritical fluid from the framework.
DUT49-Cu-Single Crystal Evaporation croped 10x