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Flexible Zirconium Metal‐Organic Frameworks as Bioinspired Switchable Catalysts


Switchable catalysis in flexible MOFs is possible through the inherent cavities and dynamic behaviors of flexible metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), namely the PCN‐700 series, properties which bear a close resemblance to those of regulatory enzymes. In their Communication (10.1002/anie.201604313), W. Lu, M. B. Hall, H.‐C. Zhou, and co‐workers show that manual control of the catalytic properties of these MOFs is possible through reversible pore opening and closing.