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A self-catenated network containing unprecedented 0D + 2D → 2D polycatenation array

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Abstract

Herein, we report a new acylamide ligand and its application in the construction of a metal–organic framework. The resultant acylamide metal–organic framework, namely [Zn2(L)(OH)(btc)]n (1, L = N1,N4-bis(pyridin-3-ylmethyl) naphthalene-1,4-dicarboxamide, H3btc = benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylic acid), was obtained by hydrothermal synthesis. The outstanding structural feature of it is the 0D + 2D → 2D polycatenation array containing a self-catenated feature which has never previously been observed. To the best of our knowledge, the coexistence of self-catenation and polycatenation phenomena is highly exceptional.

Graphical abstract: A self-catenated network containing unprecedented 0D + 2D → 2D polycatenation array

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The article was received on 04 Jul 2012, accepted on 07 Aug 2012 and first published on 08 Aug 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31457F
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 11559-11561
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    A self-catenated network containing unprecedented 0D + 2D → 2D polycatenation array

    G. Sun, F. Luo, Y. Song, X. Tian, H. Huang, Y. Zhu, Z. Yuan, X. Feng, M. Luo, S. Liu and W. Xu, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 11559
    DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31457F

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