Volume 86 Issue 43 | p. 33 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 27, 2008

Controlling Catenation In MOFs

Department: Science & Technology
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The chirality and lattice interpenetration, also known as catenation, of metal-organic framework (MOF) compounds can be controlled through the chirality of organic ligands or by the nature of the solvent (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 13834). MOFs—crystalline porous compounds composed of metal clusters connected by organic linkers—are used in gas separation, catalysis, and other areas. Chiral MOFs with pores and channels measuring several nanometers . . .

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