Volume 91 Issue 34 | p. 24 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 26, 2013

Reversible Bonding Improves Crystallization

Researchers prepare macroscopic single crystals of covalent organic framework compounds
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: MOF, COF, framework compounds, covalent bond, reversible bonding

In an advance that may lead to new types of highly porous and conductive organic materials, researchers have developed a chemically flexible method to assemble organic building blocks into covalently bonded networks that form unusually large crystals (Nat. Chem. 2013, DOI: 10.1038/nchem.1730). Methods to string together molecular units into well-ordered extended networks have produced a large number of crystalline metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and a smaller number of . . .

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