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Metal–organic macrocycles, metal–organic polyhedra and metal–organic frameworks

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Abstract

Metal–organic macrocycles (MOMs), metal–organic polyhedra (MOPs) and metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are metal–organic systems (MOSs) developed from appropriately designed ligands and selected metal ions. Metalladiazamacrocycles, a class of MOMs, are finite 2D MOSs formed from tricationic hexacoordinate metal ions and ditopic bridging ligands, N-acylsalicylhydrazide, containing diaza residues, where the size and shape of the systems have been modulated by controlling the steric repulsions between the ligands. The 2D MOM systems could be expanded to 3D MOP systems by self-assembling C3 symmetric components and C4 symmetric components to octahedral MOPs. By substituting some replaceable solvent sites of MOMs or MOPs, MOFs based on MOMs or MOPs as SBBs have been constructed, where the properties of the SBBs have been directly transferred to the MOF systems.

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The article was received on 12 Feb 2009, accepted on 23 Mar 2009 and first published on 28 Apr 2009


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B902988E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2009, 3326-3341
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    Metal–organic macrocycles, metal–organic polyhedra and metal–organic frameworks

    M. J. Prakash and M. S. Lah, Chem. Commun., 2009, 3326
    DOI: 10.1039/B902988E

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