Unravelling the synthesis of a rare-earth cluster-based metal–organic framework with spn topology



Y-CU-45, an analogue of Zr-MOF-808, is synthesized for the first time. Several reaction conditions are tested demonstrating that two fluorinated modulators are required for a reproducible synthesis yielding high quality material. Y-CU-45 shows high crystallinity and surface area, shining light on the potential for rare-earth cluster-based MOFs with open metal sites.


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Supporting Information
Details on synthesis, characterization equipment, additional PXRD, TGA, BET, TGA-MS-IR data