Modular chemistry: Secondary building units as a basis for the design of highly porous and robust metal-organic carboxylate frameworks

M. Eddaoudi*, D. B. Moler, H. Li, B. Chen, T. M. Reineke, M. O'Keeffe, O. M. Yaghi

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Abstract

Secondary building units (SBUs) are molecular complexes and cluster entities in which ligand coordination modes and metal coordination environments can be utilized in the transformation of these fragments into extended porous networks using polytopic linkers (1,4-benzenedicarboxylate, 1,3,5,7-adamantanetetracarboxylate, etc.). Consideration of the geometric and chemical attributes of the SBUs and linkers leads to prediction of the framework topology, and in turn to the design and synthesis of a new class of porous materials with robust structures and high porosity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-330
Number of pages12
JournalAccounts of Chemical Research
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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