Porous Framework Materials

Porous 2D and 3D frameworked materials with controlled structure and engineered functions

Porous framework materials such as Supramolecular Organic Frameworks (SOFs) and Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) are fabricated to enable access to periodic structures in solution and in thin films, which are of technological relevance to drug delivery and device applications.

Recent Publications:

Tian, J.; Wang, H.; Zhang, D.; Liu, Y.;* Li, Z.-T*. “Supramolecular Organic frameworks (SOFs): homogeneous regular 2D and 3D pores in water” National Sci. Rev. 2017, 4, 426-436.

Wang, H.; He, B.; Liu, F.; Stevens, C.; Bradley, M. A.; Cai, S.; Wang, C.; Russell, T. P.; Tan, T.; Liu, Y.* “Orientation Transitions during the Growth of Imine Covalent Organic Framework Thin Films”, J. Mater. Chem. C 2017, 5, 5090-5095.

Cai, S.-­L.; Tan, J.-B.; Zhang, K.; Wang, S.; Zheng, S.-R.; Fan, J.; Yu, Y.; Zhang, W.-G.;* Liu, Y.* “A Rationally Designed 2D Covalent Organic Framework with a Brick-Wall Topology”, ACS Macro Lett. 2016, 5, 1348-1352.

Tian, J.; Xu, Z.; Xie, S.; Zhang, D.; Wang, H.*; Xu, D.; Ren, Y.; Wang, H.; Liu, Y.*; Li, Z-T.* "Supramolecular Metal-Organic Frameworks That Display High Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Activity for H2 Production", Nat. Commun. 2016, 7, 11580.

Zhang, L.; Jia, Y.; Wang, H.; Zhang, D.*; Zhang, Q.*; Liu, Y.*; Li, Z-T.* “pH-Responsive Single-Layer Honeycomb Supramolecular Organic Frameworks that Exhibit Antimicrobial Activity”, Poly. Chem. 2016, 7, 1861-1865.

Cai, S.-L.; Zhang, W.-G.; Zuckermann, R.; Li, Z.-T.; Zhao, X.; Liu, Y.* “The Organic Flatland—Recent Advances in Synthetic 2D Organic Layers”, Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 5762-5770.

Tian, J.; Zhou, T.-Y.; Zhang, S.-C.; Aloni, S.; Altoe, V.; Xie, S.; Wang, H.; Zhang, D.-W.;* Zhao, X.; Liu, Y.;* Li, Z.-T.* “Three-Dimensional Periodic Supramolecular Organic Framework Ion Sponge in Water and Microcrystals”, Nat. Commun. 2014, 5, 5574.

Cai, S.-L.; Zhang, Y.-B.; Pun, A. B.; He, B.; Yang, J.; Toma, F. M.; Sharp, I. D.; Yaghi, O. M.; Fan, J.; Zheng, S.-R.; Zhang, W.-G.; Liu, Y.* “Tunable Electrical Conductivity in Oriented Thin Films of Tetrathiafulvalene-Based Covalent Organic Framework”, Chem. Sci. 2014, 5, 4693-4700.

Zhang, K. D.; Tian, J.; Hanifi, D.; Zhang, Y.; Sun, A. C.-H.; Zhou, T.; Zhang, L.; Zhao, X.*; Liu, Y.*; Li, Z-T.* “Towards a Single-Layer Two-Dimensional Honeycomb-Shaped Supramolecular Organic Framework in Water”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 17913-17918 (COVER ART).


Prof. Zhan-Ting Li and Prof. Dan-Wei Zhang, Fudan University

Prof. Song-Liang Cai and Prof. Wei-Guang Zhang, South China Normal University