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The combination (AIM-ME) of atomic layer deposition in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and metal exchange (ME) is introduced as a technique to install dispersed metal atoms into the mesoporous MOF, NU-1000. Zn-AIM, which contains four Zn atoms per Zr6 node, has been synthesized through AIM and further characterized through density functional calculations to provide insight into the possible structure. Zn-AIM was then subjected to modification via transmetalation to yield uniform porous materials that present nonstructural Cu, Co, or Ni atoms. (Figure Presented).
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This work was supported as part of the Inorganometallic Catalyst Design Center, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences, under Award DE-SC0012702. Metal analysis was performed at the Northwestern University Quantitative Bioelement Imaging Center. This work made use of the EPIC facility (NUANCE Center-Northwestern University), which has received support from the MRSEC program (NSF DMR-1121262) at the Materials Research Center; the International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN); and the State of Illinois, through the IIN. This work made use of the J.B. Cohen X-ray Diffraction Facility supported by the MRSEC program of the National Science Foundation (DMR- 1121262) at the Materials Research Center of Northwestern University. DRIFTS measurements were performed in the Keck-II facility of NUANCE Center at Northwestern University. The NUANCE Center is supported by the International Institute for Nanotechnology, MRSEC (NSF DMR-1121262), the Keck Foundation, the State of Illinois, and Northwestern University. The authors acknowledge the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) at the University of Minnesota for providing resources that contributed to the research results reported in this paper.
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