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Lanthanide, Y and Sc MOFs: where amazing crystal structures meet outstanding material properties

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Data are presented and discussed on mechanistic studies of polymorph formation in lanthanide MOFs. The examples include dicarboxylic acids and di- and tetrasulfonic acids as ligands. An emphasis is made on topological analyses of the structures. The use of a dicarboxylic ligand with a bent geometry (H2hfipbb) allows for obtaining a new family of compounds with formula Ln2L3 in three polymorphic phases with unique topologies. In rare earth MOFs with sulfonic acids, the hydroxo-aggregates, having high connectivity degree, form secondary building units (SBU) in the construction of the polymeric frameworks. When these SBUs are joined through the sulfonate ligands, the extended networks with uncommon topologies are formed.

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The article was received on 25 Nov 2010, accepted on 17 Mar 2011 and first published on 12 Apr 2011


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00891E
Citation: CrystEngComm, 2011,13, 5031-5044
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    Lanthanide, Y and Sc MOFs: where amazing crystal structures meet outstanding material properties

    Á. Monge, F. Gándara, E. Gutiérrez-Puebla and N. Snejko, CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 5031
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00891E

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