The Stride Group - Metal Organic Frameworks - Tetraphenyl derivatives of group XIV elements

Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) are a relatively new breed of materials which have widespread potential applications including catalysis, sequestration, separation technologies and molecular recognition. Tetraphenyl derivatives of group XIV elements have a tetrahedral molecular structure that makes them ideal for consideration as supramolecular constructs. The ability to vary both the central atom and the phenyl functionality provides a high degree of flexibility in the physical properties of the eventual highly porous material, making them ideal for being incorporated into MOFs and COFs.

Group 14 tetraphenylgroup 14 tetraphenyl crystal structure