Supermolecular Building Blocks (SBBs) and crystal design: 12-Connected open frameworks based on a molecular cubohemioctahedron

Amy J. Cairns, Jason A. Perman, Lukasz Wojtas, Victor Ch Kravtsov, Mohamed H. Alkordi, Mohamed Eddaoudi*, Michael J. Zaworotko

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Abstract

The cubohemioctahedral supermolecular building blocks, SBBs, of formula [M6(bdc)12]12- (M = Ni, Co) (as illustrated) have the requisite symmetry to be cross-linked by rigid tetracarboxylato ligands in such a manner that 12-connected fcu nets with nanoscale features are generated. 3,5-H4ATC, L1, facilitates a structure with Ni that exhibits cavities with >2 nm maximum dimensions, whereas H4BIPA-TC, L2, forms a net with Co or Ni that exhibits cavities with >3 nm maximum dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1560-1561
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume130
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 6 2008
Externally publishedYes

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