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Themed collection In celebration of Tony Cheetham’s 70th birthday

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Editorial

Flexibility and disorder in metal–organic frameworks

Welcome to this themed issue of Dalton Transactions entitled ‘Flexibility and Disorder in Metal–Organic Frameworks’.

Graphical abstract: Flexibility and disorder in metal–organic frameworks
Open Access Perspective

Organised chaos: entropy in hybrid inorganic–organic systems and other materials

Entropy is one of the fundamental quantities which links emerging research areas like flexibility and defect engineering in inorganic–organic hybrid materials. Here, we highlight the role of entropy in the past and discuss how computational methods can help us to understand entropic effects in inorganic–organic hybrid materials in the future.

Graphical abstract: Organised chaos: entropy in hybrid inorganic–organic systems and other materials
Perspective

Defects and disorder in metal organic frameworks

The wide-ranging properties of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) rely in many cases on the presence of defects within their structures and the disorder that is inevitably associated with such defects.

Graphical abstract: Defects and disorder in metal organic frameworks
Feature Article

Structural diversity and chemical trends in hybrid inorganic–organic framework materials

We examine the emerging chemical and structural trends in the field of inorganic–organic framework structures and discuss some of the nascent applications of this vast and exciting class of materials.

Graphical abstract: Structural diversity and chemical trends in hybrid inorganic–organic framework materials
Feature Article

Carbon-assisted synthesis of inorganic nanowires

Highlights of the recent results on the carbon-assisted synthesis of inorganic nanowires are presented. The illustration shows SEM images of nanowires of (a) Al2O3 and (b) AlN produced by carbon-assisted synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Carbon-assisted synthesis of inorganic nanowires
From the themed collection: New developments in nanomaterials
Feature Article

Science and technology of nanomaterials: current status and future prospects

Critical Review

Mechanical properties of hybrid inorganic–organic framework materials: establishing fundamental structure–property relationships

Establishing the fundamental structure–mechanical properties relationships in metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) and dense hybrids is central to the design, optimization and implementation of this new class of materials.

Graphical abstract: Mechanical properties of hybrid inorganic–organic framework materials: establishing fundamental structure–property relationships
From the themed collection: Hybrid materials
Open Access Communication

Functional conductive nanomaterials via polymerisation in nano-channels: PEDOT in a MOF

Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) is formed inside a metal–organic framework (MOF). MOF removal leads to sub-millimetre structures of the nanostructured conducting polymer.

Graphical abstract: Functional conductive nanomaterials via polymerisation in nano-channels: PEDOT in a MOF
Open Access Communication

Liquid exfoliation of alkyl-ether functionalised layered metal–organic frameworks to nanosheets

Dispersion of the nanosheets exposes labile metal-sites which are shown to exchange solvent molecules allowing the nanosheets to act as sensors in suspension.

Graphical abstract: Liquid exfoliation of alkyl-ether functionalised layered metal–organic frameworks to nanosheets
Communication

Exploring the properties of lead-free hybrid double perovskites using a combined computational-experimental approach

Density functional theory screening of the hybrid double perovskites (MA)2BIBiX6 (BI = K, Cu, Ag, Tl; X = Cl, Br, I) was performed and (MA)2TlBiBr6, isoelectronic with MAPbBr3, was synthesised and found to have a band gap of ∼2.0 eV.

Graphical abstract: Exploring the properties of lead-free hybrid double perovskites using a combined computational-experimental approach
Communication

The synthesis, structure and electronic properties of a lead-free hybrid inorganic–organic double perovskite (MA)2KBiCl6 (MA = methylammonium)

A Bi-based double perovskite provides a suitable approach to search for lead-free alternatives for photovoltaics.

Graphical abstract: The synthesis, structure and electronic properties of a lead-free hybrid inorganic–organic double perovskite (MA)2KBiCl6 (MA = methylammonium)
Open Access Communication

Porosity in metal–organic framework glasses

The porosity of a glass formed by melt-quenching a metal–organic framework, has been characterized by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Porosity in metal–organic framework glasses
Open Access Communication

Role of entropic effects in controlling the polymorphism in formate ABX3 metal–organic frameworks

Polymorphism in formate-based dense metal–organic frameworks with the general formula ABX3 is predicted by quantum chemical calculations and confirmed experimentally.

Graphical abstract: Role of entropic effects in controlling the polymorphism in formate ABX3 metal–organic frameworks
Communication

Amorphous metal–organic frameworks for drug delivery

We show controlled release over a 30 day period compared with the release from crystalline MOF, which occurs in less than 2 days.

Graphical abstract: Amorphous metal–organic frameworks for drug delivery
Open Access Communication

Role of hydrogen-bonding and its interplay with octahedral tilting in CH3NH3PbI3

Computed Kohn–Sham energies as a function of torsion angle for three rotational modes of the methylammonium group in orthorhombic CH3NH3PbI3.

Graphical abstract: Role of hydrogen-bonding and its interplay with octahedral tilting in CH3NH3PbI3
Communication

Topotactic elimination of water across a C–C ligand bond in a dense 3-D metal–organic framework

Owing to its thermal stability and structural flexibility, the original 3-D framework of lithium L-malate remains intact upon topotactic dehydration.

Graphical abstract: Topotactic elimination of water across a C–C ligand bond in a dense 3-D metal–organic framework
Communication

Cobalt adipate, Co(C6H8O4): antiferromagnetic structure, unusual thermal expansion and magnetoelastic coupling

Anisotropic negative thermal expansion, driven by magnetoelastic coupling, has been found in cobalt adipate and interpreted through understanding its antiferromagnetic structure.

Graphical abstract: Cobalt adipate, Co(C6H8O4): antiferromagnetic structure, unusual thermal expansion and magnetoelastic coupling
Communication

Layered structures and nanosheets of pyrimidinethiolate coordination polymers

A lamellar pyrimidinethiolate coordination polymer has been exfoliated to form nanosheets and found to be electronically insulating.

Graphical abstract: Layered structures and nanosheets of pyrimidinethiolate coordination polymers
Communication

Topotactic reduction of oxide nanomaterials: unique structure and electronic properties of reduced TiO2 nanoparticles

Topotactic reactions can create nanomaterials having unique structure and properties that cannot be realized in bulk materials.

Graphical abstract: Topotactic reduction of oxide nanomaterials: unique structure and electronic properties of reduced TiO2 nanoparticles
Communication

Mechanical properties of a metal–organic framework containing hydrogen-bonded bifluoride linkers

The robustness of F–H⋯F hydrogen bonds within bifluoride of a framework structure is probed via nanoindentation.

Graphical abstract: Mechanical properties of a metal–organic framework containing hydrogen-bonded bifluoride linkers
Communication

Carbon with hierarchical pores from carbonized metal–organic frameworks for lithium sulphur batteries

This paper presents utilization of carbonized metal–organic frameworks for sulphur loading to fabricate cathode structures for lithium–sulphur batteries.

Graphical abstract: Carbon with hierarchical pores from carbonized metal–organic frameworks for lithium sulphur batteries
Communication

Amorphization of the prototypical zeolitic imidazolate framework ZIF-8 by ball-milling

Ball-milling induced amorphization of the prototypical substituted zeolitic imidazolate framework ZIF-8 results in a less porous framework, adopting a continuous random network topology.

Graphical abstract: Amorphization of the prototypical zeolitic imidazolate framework ZIF-8 by ball-milling
Communication

Influence of ligand field stabilization energy on the elastic properties of multiferroic MOFs with the perovskite architecture

The mechanical properties of isostructural MOFs adopting the perovskite ABX3 topology are strongly correlated to the ligand field stabilization energy.

Graphical abstract: Influence of ligand field stabilization energy on the elastic properties of multiferroic MOFs with the perovskite architecture
From the themed collection: Coordination chemistry in the solid state
Communication

Comparison of the relative stability of zinc and lithium-boron zeolitic imidazolate frameworks

We show that dispersive interactions are an essential component in modelling zeolitic imidazolate frameworks and compare Zn-ZIFs to their LiB-ZIFs analogues.

Graphical abstract: Comparison of the relative stability of zinc and lithium-boron zeolitic imidazolate frameworks
Communication

Reversible pressure-induced amorphization of a zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-4)

High pressure, synchrotron X-ray studies of a zeolitic imidazolate framework reveal a new high pressure phase followed by reversible amorphization.

Graphical abstract: Reversible pressure-induced amorphization of a zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-4)
Communication

Efficient white light emission by upconversion in Yb3+-, Er3+- and Tm3+-doped Y2BaZnO5

We report efficient white upconversion luminescence in Y2BaZnO5-based phosphors under near-infrared excitation and at low excitation power densities.

Graphical abstract: Efficient white light emission by upconversion in Yb3+-, Er3+- and Tm3+-doped Y2BaZnO5
Communication

Zeolitic imidazole frameworks: structural and energetics trends compared with their zeolite analogues

Simulated crystal structure of the zeolitic imidazole framework (ZIF) with the topology of the LTL-type zeolite.

Graphical abstract: Zeolitic imidazole frameworks: structural and energetics trends compared with their zeolite analogues
Communication

Enhanced H2 adsorption enthalpy in the low-surface area, partially fluorinated coordination polymer Zn5(triazole)6(tetrafluoroterephthalate)2(H2O)2·4H2O

A novel porous coordination polymer displays a high physisorptive H2 adsorption enthalpy of 8 kJ/mol, due to fluorine atoms exposed to the pore surface and the structure's small pore size

Graphical abstract: Enhanced H2 adsorption enthalpy in the low-surface area, partially fluorinated coordination polymer Zn5(triazole)6(tetrafluoroterephthalate)2(H2O)2·4H2O
From the themed collection: Dedicated to Professor C. N. R. Rao
Communication

Structural and chemical complexity in multicomponent inorganic–organic framework materials

We report the structures of a family of bimetallic 4- and 5-component coordination polymers of Cu and Zn with 5-hydroxyisophthalic acid, 4,4′-bipyridyl and oxalate, in which the metals and ligands occupy distinct sites.

Graphical abstract: Structural and chemical complexity in multicomponent inorganic–organic framework materials
Communication

Thermodynamic and kinetic factors in the hydrothermal synthesis of hybrid frameworks: zinc 4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboxylates

Experimental and computational observations indicate that the formation of zinc 4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboxylates proceeds largely under thermodynamic control.

Graphical abstract: Thermodynamic and kinetic factors in the hydrothermal synthesis of hybrid frameworks: zinc 4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboxylates
Communication

A thermally stable nanoporous nickel 5-sulfoisophthalate; crystal structure and adsorption properties

A nanoporous nickel coordination polymer demonstrates the utility of 5-sulfoisophthlate as a ligand for the synthesis of new hybrid systems.

Graphical abstract: A thermally stable nanoporous nickel 5-sulfoisophthalate; crystal structure and adsorption properties
Communication

The role of temperature in the synthesis of hybrid inorganic–organic materials: the example of cobalt succinates

Five unique structures of cobalt succinate may be prepared from one starting mixture simply by varying the synthesis temperature. The changes in bonding and composition for structures illustrate the important role of temperature in hybrid materials synthesis.

Graphical abstract: The role of temperature in the synthesis of hybrid inorganic–organic materials: the example of cobalt succinates
Communication

Synthesis of open-framework zinc phosphates from organophosphorus amides

Open-framework zinc phosphates are typically made in the presence of amines and phosphoric acid. However, novel architectures can be created by using organophosphorus amides as a single source of amine and phosphorus.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of open-framework zinc phosphates from organophosphorus amides
Communication

A new route for the synthesis of open-framework metal phosphates using organophosphates

Communication

Catalytic conversion of butadiene to ethylbenzene over the nanoporous nickel(II) phosphate, VSB-1

Communication

The hybrid open-framework of tin(II) phosphonopropionate oxalate, Sn4(O3PCH2CH2CO2) 2(C2O4)

Open Access Edge Article

Tuneable mechanical and dynamical properties in the ferroelectric perovskite solid solution [NH3NH2]1−x[NH3OH]xZn(HCOO)3

We report how mechanical and dynamical properties in formate-based perovskites can be manipulated by the preparation of an A-site solid-solution.

Graphical abstract: Tuneable mechanical and dynamical properties in the ferroelectric perovskite solid solution [NH3NH2]1−x[NH3OH]xZn(HCOO)3
Open Access Edge Article

An extended Tolerance Factor approach for organic–inorganic perovskites

Tolerance Factors of possible hybrid perovskites are calculated for over 2500 amine-metal-anion permutations of the periodic table.

Graphical abstract: An extended Tolerance Factor approach for organic–inorganic perovskites
Open Access Edge Article

Topochemical conversion of a dense metal–organic framework from a crystalline insulator to an amorphous semiconductor

A dense, insulating metal–organic framework (MOF), is successfully converted into a semiconducting amorphous MOF via a topochemical route.

Graphical abstract: Topochemical conversion of a dense metal–organic framework from a crystalline insulator to an amorphous semiconductor
Edge Article

Solid-state principles applied to organic–inorganic perovskites: new tricks for an old dog

The concept of tolerance factors is applied quantitatively to hybrid inorganic–organic materials that adopt perovskite-like architectures.

Graphical abstract: Solid-state principles applied to organic–inorganic perovskites: new tricks for an old dog
Edge Article

Guest-dependent mechanical anisotropy in pillared-layered soft porous crystals – a nanoindentation study

Single-crystal nanoindentation performed on a series of soft porous crystals reveals highly anisotropic mechanical properties of these frameworks as a function of the network geometry.

Graphical abstract: Guest-dependent mechanical anisotropy in pillared-layered soft porous crystals – a nanoindentation study
Edge Article

Hierarchical bicontinuous porosity in metal–organic frameworks templated from functional block co-oligomer micelles

Hierarchical and thermally stable bicontinuous metal–organic frameworks were synthesized by using self-assembled functional block co-oligomer micelle templates.

Graphical abstract: Hierarchical bicontinuous porosity in metal–organic frameworks templated from functional block co-oligomer micelles
Edge Article

Hybridizing photoactive zeolites with graphene: a powerful strategy towards superior photocatalytic properties

Graphene is employed to create a new class of photocatalysts that truly advances semi-conductor photocatalysis to its next generation.

Graphical abstract: Hybridizing photoactive zeolites with graphene: a powerful strategy towards superior photocatalytic properties
Edge Article

Evolution of the structures and magnetic properties of the manganese dicarboxylates, Mn2(CO2(CH2)nCO2)(OH)2 and Mn4(CO2(CH2)nCO2)3(OH)2

The effect of ligand length on two families of dense frameworks, several incorporating highly unusual MnO5 trigonal bipyramids, is explored and the high magnetic ordering temperature of one of these is discussed.

Graphical abstract: Evolution of the structures and magnetic properties of the manganese dicarboxylates, Mn2(CO2(CH2)nCO2)(OH)2 and Mn4(CO2(CH2)nCO2)3(OH)2
Paper

A first-principles study of pressure-induced phase transformation in a rare-earth formate framework

The reversible pressure-induced phase transformation associated with bond rearrangement in a rare-earth formate framework was explored using first-principles calculations, which complement and help understand its experimental observations.

Graphical abstract: A first-principles study of pressure-induced phase transformation in a rare-earth formate framework
Paper

Disorder and polymorphism in Cu(II)-polyoxometalate complexes: [Cu1.5(H2O)7.5PW12O40]·4.75H2O, cis- & trans-[Cu2(H2O)10SiW12O40]·6H2O

Three highly crystalline Cu(II)-polyoxometalate (POM) complexes, [Cu1.5(H2O)7.5PW12O40]·4.75H2O and cis- and trans-[Cu2(H2O)10SiW12O40]·6H2O, were successfully synthesized and characterized by single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction as well as thermogravimetric analysis.

Graphical abstract: Disorder and polymorphism in Cu(ii)-polyoxometalate complexes: [Cu1.5(H2O)7.5PW12O40]·4.75H2O, cis- & trans-[Cu2(H2O)10SiW12O40]·6H2O
Paper

Transition metal coordination complexes of chrysazin

Eleven novel coordination compounds, composed of chrysazin (1,8-dihydroxyanthraquinone) and different first-row transition metals (Fe, Co, Ni, Cu), were synthesised and the structures determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.

Graphical abstract: Transition metal coordination complexes of chrysazin
Paper

Magnetic catalysts as nanoactuators to achieve simultaneous momentum-transfer and continuous-flow hydrogen production

A catalytically active and super paramagnetic Co–carbon–rGO composite was synthesized and used as a nanoactuator to achieve simultaneous momentum-transfer and hydrolysis of NaBH4 or H3NBH3 for hydrogen production.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic catalysts as nanoactuators to achieve simultaneous momentum-transfer and continuous-flow hydrogen production
Paper

A comparison of the amorphization of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) and aluminosilicate zeolites by ball-milling

Amorphization of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks during ball-milling is much more rapid than that of aluminosilicate zeolites.

Graphical abstract: A comparison of the amorphization of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) and aluminosilicate zeolites by ball-milling
Paper

Mixed-linker solid solutions of functionalized pillared-layer MOFs – adjusting structural flexibility, gas sorption, and thermal responsiveness

Structural flexibility in pillared-layer metal–organic frameworks can be controlled via the concept of mixed-linker solid solutions.

Graphical abstract: Mixed-linker solid solutions of functionalized pillared-layer MOFs – adjusting structural flexibility, gas sorption, and thermal responsiveness
Paper

Coordination environments and π-conjugation in dense lithium coordination polymers

A weak relationship between the longest C–O bond in an anionic organic ligand and the shortest Li–O bond was found.

Graphical abstract: Coordination environments and π-conjugation in dense lithium coordination polymers
Open Access Paper

Nanofiller-tuned microporous polymer molecular sieves for energy and environmental processes

Incorporating nanofillers into thermal-oxidatively crosslinked polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIM-1) generates highly permeable and selective molecular sieves for gas separations.

Graphical abstract: Nanofiller-tuned microporous polymer molecular sieves for energy and environmental processes
Open Access Paper

Structural investigation of Na3NpO4 and Na3PuO4 using X-ray diffraction and 237Np Mössbauer spectroscopy

The crystal structures of Na3NpO4 and Na3PuO4 have been solved for the first time ab initio, and the pentavalence of the neptunium cation has been confirmed using Mössbauer spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Structural investigation of Na3NpO4 and Na3PuO4 using X-ray diffraction and 237Np Mössbauer spectroscopy
Paper

Combined experimental and computational NMR study of crystalline and amorphous zeolitic imidazolate frameworks

High resolution 13C and 15N CP MAS NMR spectra of ZIF-4, ZIF-8 and ZIF-zni are assigned on the basis of DFT calculations on the geometry-optimized structures.

Graphical abstract: Combined experimental and computational NMR study of crystalline and amorphous zeolitic imidazolate frameworks
Paper

Mechanical properties of organic–inorganic halide perovskites, CH3NH3PbX3 (X = I, Br and Cl), by nanoindentation

Trends in the Young's Modulus and Hardness for the hybrid perovskites CH3NH3PbX3 (X = I, Br and Cl) are assessed in relation to the underlying chemical bonding.

Graphical abstract: Mechanical properties of organic–inorganic halide perovskites, CH3NH3PbX3 (X = I, Br and Cl), by nanoindentation
Paper

Deep red emission in Eu2+-activated Sr4(PO4)2O phosphors for blue-pumped white LEDs

The deep red phosphor Sr4(PO4)2O:Eu2+, which has an excitation peak around 450 nm for blue LED applications, is reported.

Graphical abstract: Deep red emission in Eu2+-activated Sr4(PO4)2O phosphors for blue-pumped white LEDs
Paper

Elastic properties and acoustic dissipation associated with a disorder–order ferroelectric transition in a metal–organic framework

Elastic properties and acoustic dissipation associated with the disorder–order ferroelectric transition in a single crystal metal–organic framework (MOF), [NH4][Zn(HCOO)3], have been investigated using resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS) in the temperature range between 10 K and 300 K.

Graphical abstract: Elastic properties and acoustic dissipation associated with a disorder–order ferroelectric transition in a metal–organic framework
Paper

Synthesis, structure and optical properties of cerium-doped calcium barium phosphate – a novel blue-green phosphor for solid-state lighting

A new blue-green phosphor, Ca6BaP4O17:Ce3+, which can be prepared by conventional solid-state synthesis, is reported as a candidate phosphor for solid-state lighting with near-ultraviolet LEDs.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, structure and optical properties of cerium-doped calcium barium phosphate – a novel blue-green phosphor for solid-state lighting
Paper

Intrinsic and extrinsic proton conductivity in metal-organic frameworks

Hydrated interparticle phases are considered to make a considerable contribution to proton conduction in many metal-organic frameworks.

Graphical abstract: Intrinsic and extrinsic proton conductivity in metal-organic frameworks
Paper

Synthesis, structure and optical properties of europium doped calcium barium phosphate – a novel phosphor for solid-state lighting

A new phase, Ca6BaP4O17, was found in the CaO–BaO–P2O5 phase diagram and its Eu2+-doped derivative was evaluated as a possible phosphor for solid-state lighting.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, structure and optical properties of europium doped calcium barium phosphate – a novel phosphor for solid-state lighting
Paper

Coordination polymers of alkali metal trithiocyanurates: structure determinations and ionic conductivity measurements using single crystals

Potassium and rubidium trithiocyanurate crystals exhibit proton conductivities, which are discussed on the basis of their crystal structures.

Graphical abstract: Coordination polymers of alkali metal trithiocyanurates: structure determinations and ionic conductivity measurements using single crystals
Paper

Computational studies on the adsorption of CO2 in the flexible perfluorinated metal–organic framework zinc 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethane tetrafluoroterephthalate

Two distinct adsorption sites and “breathing” within the flexible fluorinated MOF Znbpetpa are found through computational methods.

Graphical abstract: Computational studies on the adsorption of CO2 in the flexible perfluorinated metal–organic framework zinc 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethane tetrafluoroterephthalate
Paper

Structural diversity and luminescent properties of lanthanide 2,2- and 2,3-dimethylsuccinate frameworks

The origins of structural diversity of fourteen rare earth frameworks, exhibiting one, two and three dimensional connectivity, are explored and the luminescent properties of low dimensional frameworks described.

Graphical abstract: Structural diversity and luminescent properties of lanthanide 2,2- and 2,3-dimethylsuccinate frameworks
Paper

Zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-8) based polymer nanocomposite membranes for gas separation

As-synthesised zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-8) nanocrystals were dispersed into a polymer matrix forming nanocomposite membranes with enhanced gas permeability.

Graphical abstract: Zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-8) based polymer nanocomposite membranes for gas separation
Paper

Layered inorganic–organic frameworks based on the 2,2-dimethylsuccinate ligand: structural diversity and its effect on nanosheet exfoliation and magnetic properties

A family of layered frameworks has been created in which the topological diversity affects the size of nanosheets obtained by exfoliation; their layered structures support strongly coupled two-dimensional antiferromagnets.

Graphical abstract: Layered inorganic–organic frameworks based on the 2,2-dimethylsuccinate ligand: structural diversity and its effect on nanosheet exfoliation and magnetic properties
Paper

Structures and magnetic properties of Mn and Co inorganic–organic frameworks with mixed linear dicarboxylate ligands

The first transition metal frameworks containing two distinct linear dicarboxylate ligands are described and are antiferromagnets, which undergo different transitions with increasing applied field.

Graphical abstract: Structures and magnetic properties of Mn and Co inorganic–organic frameworks with mixed linear dicarboxylate ligands
Paper

Bismuth 2,6-pyridinedicarboxylates: Assembly of molecular units into coordination polymers, CO2 sorption and photoluminescence

1- and 3-D coordination polymers containing monomeric bismuth–pyridinedicarboxylate units and lithium cations have been synthesized. Their gas sorption and photoluminescence properties have been described.

Graphical abstract: Bismuth 2,6-pyridinedicarboxylates: Assembly of molecular units into coordination polymers, CO2 sorption and photoluminescence
From the themed collection: Coordination chemistry in the solid state
Paper

A 2D homochiral inorganic–organic framework exhibiting a spin–flop transition

A 2D homochiral framework {[Mn(NPTA)(4,4′-bpy)(H2O)]·(H2O)2}n exhibits a spin–flop transition with a critical field of 23.6 kOe at 1.9 K.

Graphical abstract: A 2D homochiral inorganic–organic framework exhibiting a spin–flop transition
Paper

Detailed investigations of phase transitions and magnetic structure in Fe(III), Mn(II), Co(II) and Ni(II) 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate (gallate) dihydrates by neutron and X-ray diffraction

The magnetic structure, hydrogen positions and cation valency of the transition metal gallates were elucidated using neutron diffraction, in conjunction with synchrotron techniques.

Graphical abstract: Detailed investigations of phase transitions and magnetic structure in Fe(iii), Mn(ii), Co(ii) and Ni(ii) 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate (gallate) dihydrates by neutron and X-ray diffraction
Paper

Understanding ligand-centred photoluminescence through flexibility and bonding of anthraquinone inorganic–organic frameworks

Five novel inorganic–organic frameworks based on anthraquinone dicarboxylic acid are presented and their photoluminescent properties investigated. The relationship between ligand flexibility and temperature dependent photoluminescence is examined.

Graphical abstract: Understanding ligand-centred photoluminescence through flexibility and bonding of anthraquinone inorganic–organic frameworks
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About this collection

Tony Cheetham has been an important leader in the materials chemistry community for many years now. On the occasion of his 70th birthday we honour his significant contribution to science – in this web collection we bring together more than 120 papers that have been authored or co-authored by Tony and published in the journals of the Royal Society of Chemistry. These papers cover a huge range of topics within the fields of materials and inorganic chemistry. The sheer breadth of content gives a good idea of the innovative thinking and forward-looking approach to research that has marked Tony’s career since he began his research as a DPhil student at the University of Oxford in the late 1960s.

After a period of postdoctoral research at Harwell, Tony took up a lecturer position in Oxford. In 1992, Tony took up the directorship of the new Materials Research Laboratory at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), which he led for 12 years. He became Director of the newly created International Center for Materials Research at UCSB in 2004, before moving to Cambridge in 2007 to become the Goldsmiths’ Professor of Materials Science. He has held several other positions during his career, including the Chief Scientific Advisor for Unilever.

Tony has won many prizes over the course of his career and is an elected Fellow of several international academies. He is currently the Treasurer and Vice-President of the Royal Society in London.

His scientific excellence is matched only by the outstanding mentorship he has provided for the numerous students, postdoctoral researchers and colleagues he has worked with over the years. The impact that Tony has had on the chemistry landscape is phenomenal.

We hope that you will join us in (re)reading his prolific scientific output in this web collection of his RSC publications.

Russell Morris, University of St Andrews

Paul Attfield, University of Edinburgh

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