Supermolecular Building Blocks (SBBs) and Crystal Design: 12-Connected Open Frameworks Based on a Molecular Cubohemioctahedron

by Cairns A.J., Perman J.A., Wojtas L., Kravtsov V.C., Alkordi M.H., Eddaoudi M., Zaworotko M.J.
Year: 2008 DOI: 10.1021/ja078060t

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J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130 (5), pp 1560–1561


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. 


Adsorption Chemical structure cross linking crystal crystal structure geometry reaction analysis Structure analysis supermolecular building block Synthesis Isophthalate cobalt dicarboxylic acid derivative nickel