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Issue 6, 2012
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Alkylated organic cages: from porous crystals to neat liquids

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Abstract

Rigid organic iminospherand cages are rendered meltable by multiple alkylation; below their melting points they can take the form of permanently porous crystals, crystals unstable to desolvation or non-porous glassy solids depending on chain length and branching; melting points as low as 50 °C are observed and a fully Newtonian liquid phase is obtained above 80 °C. Thin glassy fibres can be drawn out from a molten phase.

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The article was received on 02 Dec 2011, accepted on 07 Mar 2012 and first published on 05 Apr 2012


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2SC01007K
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2012,3, 2153-2157
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    Alkylated organic cages: from porous crystals to neat liquids

    N. Giri, C. E. Davidson, G. Melaugh, M. G. Del Pópolo, J. T. A. Jones, T. Hasell, A. I. Cooper, P. N. Horton, M. B. Hursthouse and S. L. James, Chem. Sci., 2012, 3, 2153
    DOI: 10.1039/C2SC01007K

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