Chemical Communications Cover

Our recent paper was promoted on the cover of Chemical Communications journal


The group of the Smart Materials Research Institute have published a paper in Chemical Communications (Impact Factor = 6.290), which was promoted on the inside front cover of the journal. 

The work reports a careful investigation of a selective phase formation in the zirconium–terephthalic acid system during solvothermal synthesis, which could result in the UiO-66 or MIL-140A metal–organic frameworks (MOFs). The introduction of water varies the phase from MIL-140A to UiO-66 by producing at the nucleation stage tetragonal ZrO2 nanoparticles, where the local arrangement of Zr and O atoms is similar to that in the UiO-66 SBU.


V. V. Butova, A. P. Budnyk, K. M. Charykov, K. S. Vetlitsyna-Novikova C. Lamberti, A. V. Soldatov. Water as a structure-driving agent between UiO-66 and MIL-140A metal-organic frameworks. Chem Commun., 2019, 55, 901-904. DOI: 10.1039/C8CC07709F