A Monolithic Cucurbituril−Encapsulating Metal−Organic Framework Material from a Flowing Gel;
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, in press. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202100675
Mechanochemistry has been applied to achieve one–pot fabrication of monolithic decamethylcucurbituril (MC5)–encapsulating metal–organic frameworks. The designed MC5@MIL−100(Fe) hybrid material with MC5 as active domains shows enhanced uptake, and selective capture of lead(II) cations at low concentrations. This work opens up the novel possibility of designing task-specific porous host-guest hybrid materials on a macroscopic scale.