Liquid metal–organic frameworks

Romain Gaillac, Pluton Pullumbi, Kevin A. Beyer, Karena W. Chapman, David A. Keen, Thomas D. Bennett* and François-Xavier Coudert*, Nat. Mater., 10.1038/nmat4998.

Interplay between defects, disorder and flexibility in metal-organic frameworks

 T. D. Bennett*, A. K. Cheetham, A. H. Fuchs and F. X. Coudert*, Nat. Chem., 9, 11-16.


Melt-quenched hybrid glasses from metal-organic frameworks

H. Tao, T. D. Bennett*, Y. Yue*, Adv. Mater., 1601705.


Gel-Based Morphological Design of Zirconium Metal-organic Frameworks

B. Bueken, N. Van Velthoven, T. Willhammar, T. Stassin, I. Stassen, D. A. Keen, G. V. Baron, J. F. M. Denayer, R. Ameloot, S. Bals, D. De Vos* and T. D. Bennett* Chem. Sci., 8, 3939-3948.


Detecting Molecular Rotational Dynamics Complementing the Low-Frequency Terahertz Vibrations in a Zirconium-Based Metal-Organic Framework

M. R. Ryder, B. Van de Voorde, B. Civalleri, T. D. Bennett, S. Mukhopadhyay, G. Cinque, F. Fernandez-Alonso, D. De Vos, S. Rudić and J. C. Tan, Phys. Rev. Lett., 118, 255502.


Tracking Thermal-Induced Amorphization of a Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework via Synchrotron In Situ Far-Infrared Spectroscopy

M. R. Ryder, T. D. Bennett, C. Kelley, M. D. Frogley, G. Cinque and J. C. Tan, Chem. Commun., 53, 7041-7044.


Amorphous-amorphous transition in a porous coordination polymer

H. Ohtsu, T. D. Bennett, T. Kojima, D. A. Keen, Y. Niwa, and M. Kawano, Chem. Commun., 53, 7060-7063.



Template-based synthesis of a formate metal-organic framework/activated carbon fibre composite for high-performance methane adsorptive separation

X. Liu, J. Hu, T. Sun*, Y. Guo, T. D. Bennett*, X. Ren and S. Wang*, Chem. Asian. J., 11, 3014-3017.

Melt-Quenched Glasses of Metal-Organic Frameworks

T. D. Bennett*, Y. Yue, P. Lim A. Qiao, H. Tao, G. N. Greaves, T. Richards, G. I. Lampronti, Simon. A. T. Redfern, F. Blanc, O. K. Farha, J. T. Hupp, A. K. Cheetham and D. A. Keen, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 138, 3484-3492.


Porosity in metal–organic framework glasses

A. W. Thornton, K. E. Jelfs, K. Konstas, C. M. Doherty, A. J. Hill, A. K. Cheetham, T. D. Bennett, * Chem. Comm., 52, 3750-2753.


Geometric frustration in UiO frameworks: A computational and experimental approach linking disorder, high-pressure behaviour and mechanical properties

C. H. Hobday, R. J. Marshall, C. F. Murphie, J. Sotelo, T. Richards, D. Allen, T. Duren, F. X. Coudert, R. S. Forgan,* C. A. Morrison,* S. A. Moggach,* T. D. Bennett,*Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed., 128, 2447-2451.


Connpccp15ecting defects and amorphization in UiO-66 and MIL-140 metal-organic frameworks: A combined experimental and computational study

T. D. Bennett,* T. K. Todorova, E. F. Baxter, D. G. Reid, C. Gervais, B. Bueken, B. Van de Voorde, D. De Vos, D. A. Keen, and C. Mellot-Draznieks, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 18, 2192-2201.


dlatondefectsDefects and Disorder in MOFs

A. K. Cheetham, T. D. Bennett, F. X Coudert, and A. L. Goodwin, Dalton Trans., 45, 4113-4126.




Postsforgantocynthetic Bromination of UiO-66 Analogues: Altering Linker Flexibility and Mechanical Compliance

R. J. Marshall, T. Richards, C. Hobday, C. Murphy, C. Wilson, S. A. Moggach, T. D. Bennett* R. S Forgan* Dalton Trans., 45, 4132-4235.


A Comparison of the Amorphization of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks (ZIFs) and Aluminosilicate Zeolites by Ball-milling

E. F. Baxter, T. D. Bennett, Cairns, A., Brownbill, N. J, Goodwin, A. L, Chater, P, Blanc, F and Cheetham, Dalton Trans., 45, 4258-4268.



Hybrid glasses from strong and fragile metal-organic framework liquids


T. D. Bennett,* J. C. Tan, Y. Z. Yue, E. Baxter, C. Ducati, N. Terril, H. H. M. Yeung, Z. Zhou, W. Chen, S. Henke, A. K. Cheetham, G. N. Greaves*, Nat Commun, 6, 8079.


Combined experimental and computational NMR study of crystalline and amorphous zeolitic imidazolate frameworks

E. F Baxter, T. D Bennett, C. Mellot-Draznieks, C. Gervais, F. Blanc, A. K. Cheetham, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 17, 25191-25196.



Amorphous metal-organic frameworks for drug delivery

Orellana-Tavra, E. Baxter, T. Tian, T. D. Bennett, N. K. H. Slater, A. K. Cheetham, D. Fairen-Jimenez*, Chem Commun., 51, 13878-13881.



Extreme flexibility in a zeolitic imidazolate framework: Porous to dense phase transition in desolvated ZIF-4

Wharmby, S. Henke, T. D. Bennett, S. Bajpe, I. Shwedler, S. P. Thompson, F. Gozzo, P. Simoncic, C. Mellot-Draznieks, Y. Z. Yue, A. K. Cheetham, Angew. Chem. Intl. 54, 6447-6451.



Improving the mechanical stability of zirconium-based metal-organic frameworks by incorporation of acidic modulators

Van De Voorde, I. Stassen, B. Bueken, F. Vermootele, D. De Vos, R. Ameloot, Jin-Chong Tan* and T. D. Bennett*, J. Mat. Chem. A., 3, 1737-1742.


CE017002.inddMechanical properties of zeolitic metal-organic frameworks: mechanically flexible topologies and stabilization against structural collapse

T. D. Bennett*, J. Sotelo, Jin-Chong Tan and S. A. Moggach, CrystEngComm, 17, 286-289.



Solid-state conversion of a dense metal-organic framework from a crystalline insulator to an amorphous semiconductor

S. Tominaka, S. Hamoudi, T. Suga, T. D. Bennett, A. Cairns and A. K. Cheetham,  Chemical Science, 6, 1465-1473.


zhao2015daltoncoverPressure-induced oversaturation and phase transition in zeolitic imidazolate frameworks with remarkable mechanical stability

P. Zhao, T. D. Bennett, N. Casati, G. I. Lampronti, S. Moggach and S. Redfern, Dalton Trans., 44, 4498-4503



Mechanically and chemically robust ZIF-8 monoliths with high volumetric adsorption capacity

T. Tian, J. Velazquez-Garcia, T. D. Bennett and D. Fairen-Jimenez, J. Mat. Chem. A., 3, 2999-3005.


Crystallography of metal-organic frameworks

T.D. Bennett* and F. Gandara*, IUCrJ, 1, 563-570.


Identifying the role of terahertz vibrations in metal-organic frameworks: From gate-opening phenomenon to shear-driven structural destabilization

M. R. Ryder, B. Civalleri, T. D. Bennett, Jin-Chong Tan, Phys. Rev. Lett., 113, 215502.


Amorphous metal-organic frameworks

T. D. Bennett* and A. K. Cheetham*, Acc. Chem. Res., 47, 1555-1562.



Thermochemistry of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) with varying porosity
J. T. Hughes, T. D. Bennett, A. K. Cheetham and A. Navrotsky, J. Am. Chem. Soc.,          135, 598-60.


Ball milling induced amorphization of novel and existing zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) for the irreversible trapping of Iodine
T. D. Bennett, P. J. Saines, D. A. Keen, Jin-Chong Tan and A. K. Cheetham, Chem. Eur. J., 19, 7049-7055.



Negative linear compressibility of a metal-organic framework
W. Li, M. R. Probert, M. Kosa, T. D. Bennett, A. Thirumurugan, R. P. Burwood, M. Parinello, J. A. K. Howard, A. K. Cheetham, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134, 11940-11943.


Amorphization of the prototypical zeolitic imidazolate framework ZIF-8 by ball milling
S. Cao, T. D. Bennett, D. A. Keen, A. L. Goodwin, A. K. Cheetham, Chem Commun., 48, 7805-7807.


Exceptionally low shear modulus in a prototypical imidazole-based metal-organic framework
Jin-Chong Tan, B. Civalleri, Chung-Cherng Lin, L. Valenzano, R. Galvelis, Po-Fei Chen, T. D. Bennett, C. Mellot-Draznieks, C. M. Zicovich-Wilson, A. K. Cheetham, Phys. Rev. Lett., 108, 095502.



 Facile Mechanosynthesis of amorphous zeolitic imidazolate frameworks

T. D. Bennett, S. Cao, Jin-Chong Tan, D. A. Keen, Erica. G. Bithell, P. J. Beldon, T. Friscic, A. K.   Cheetham, J. Am. Chem. Soc.,133, 14546-14549.


Reversible pressure-induced amorphization of a zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-4)
T. D. Bennett, P. Simoncic, S.A. Moggach, F. Gozzo, P. Macchi, D. A. Keen, J. C. Tan,
A. K. Cheetham, Chem. Commun., 47, 7983-7985.


Diffraction study of pressure-amorphized ZrW2O8 using In-situ and recovered samples
D. A. Keen, A. L. Goodwin, M. G. Tucker, J. A. Hriljac, T. D. Bennett, M. T. Dove, A. K. Kleppe, A. P. Jephcoat, M. Brunelli, Phys. Rev. B, 064109.


Thermal amorphization of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks
T. D. Bennett, D. A. Keen, J. C. Tan, E. R. Barney, A. L. Goodwin, A. K. Cheetham, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50, 3067.



Structure and properties of an amorphous metal-organic framework
T. D. Bennett, A. L. Goodwin, M. T. Dove, D. A. Keen, M. G. Tucker, E. R. Barney, A. K. Soper, E. G. Bithell, J. C. Tan, A. K. Cheetham, Phys. Rev. Lett.,104, 115503.


Mechanical properties of dense zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs): A high-pressure X-ray diffraction, nanoindentation and computational study of the zinc framework Zn(Im)2, and its lithium-boron Analogue, LiB(Im)4

T. D. Bennett, J. C. Tan, S. A. Moggach, R. Galvelis, C. Mellot-Draznieks, B. A. Reisner,
A. Thirumurugan, D. R. Allan, A. K. Cheetham, Chem. Eur. J. 16, 10684.


Chemical structure, network topology, and porosity effects on the mechanical properties of ZIFs
J. C. Tan, T. D. Bennett, A. K. Cheetham, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107, 9938.



The effect of pressure on ZIF-8: Increasing pore size with pressure and the formation of a high-pressure phase at 1.47 GPa
S. A. Moggach, T. D. Bennett, A. K. Cheetham, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48, 7087.