Metal-organic microstructures: From rectangular to stellated and interpenetrating polyhedra

Sreejith Shankar, Renata Balgley, Michal Lahav, Sidney R. Cohen, Ronit Popovitz-Biro, Milko van der Boom

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Abstract

Despite the tremendous progress made in the design of supramolecular and inorganic materials, it still remains a great challenge to obtain uniform structures with tailored size and shape. Metal-organic frameworks and infinite coordination polymers are examples of rapidly emerging materials with useful properties, yet limited morphological control. In this paper, we report the solvothermal synthesis of diverse metal-organic (sub)-microstructures with a high degree of uniformity. The porous and thermally robust monodisperse crystalline solids consist of tetrahedral polypyridyl ligands and nickel or copper ions. Our bottom-up approach demonstrates the direct assembly of these materials without the addition of any surfactants or modulators. Reaction parameters in combination with molecular structure encoding are the keys to size-shape control and structural uniformity of our metal-organic materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-231
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume137
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 14 2015

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Crystalline materials

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Metal-organic microstructures : From rectangular to stellated and interpenetrating polyhedra. / Shankar, Sreejith; Balgley, Renata; Lahav, Michal; Cohen, Sidney R.; Popovitz-Biro, Ronit; van der Boom, Milko.

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 137, No. 1, 14.01.2015, p. 226-231.

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Shankar, Sreejith ; Balgley, Renata ; Lahav, Michal ; Cohen, Sidney R. ; Popovitz-Biro, Ronit ; van der Boom, Milko. / Metal-organic microstructures : From rectangular to stellated and interpenetrating polyhedra. In: Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2015 ; Vol. 137, No. 1. pp. 226-231.
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