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Secondary building units, nets and bonding in the chemistry of metal–organic frameworks

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Abstract

This critical review presents a comprehensive study of transition-metal carboxylate clusters which may serve as secondary building units (SBUs) towards construction and synthesis of metal–organic frameworks (MOFs). We describe the geometries of 131 SBUs, their connectivity and composition. This contribution presents a comprehensive list of the wide variety of transition-metal carboxylate clusters which may serve as secondary building units (SBUs) in the construction and synthesis of metal–organic frameworks. The SBUs discussed here were obtained from a search of molecules and extended structures archived in the Cambridge Structure Database (CSD, version 5.28, January 2007) which included only crystals containing metal carboxylate linkages (241 references).

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The article was received on 18 Feb 2009 and first published on 31 Mar 2009


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/B817735J
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009,38, 1257-1283
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    Secondary building units, nets and bonding in the chemistry of metal–organic frameworks

    D. J. Tranchemontagne, J. L. Mendoza-Cortés, M. O’Keeffe and O. M. Yaghi, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009, 38, 1257
    DOI: 10.1039/B817735J

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