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Editorial

Structural design of coordination polymers

Welcome to this CrystEngComm themed issue on the structural design of coordination polymers.

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Activation of metal–organic framework materials

This work highlights the current strategies used to activate metal–organic framework materials.

Graphical abstract: Activation of metal–organic framework materials
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Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) based on mixed linker systems: structural diversities towards functional materials

Mixed linkers based frameworks are structurally or topologically versatile and show excellent gas storage and separation properties. Multiple functionalities can be assembled in a single framework system and properties such as molecular sensing, catalysis, magnetism etc. can be tuned to a greater extent.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) based on mixed linker systems: structural diversities towards functional materials
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Fascinating chemistry or frustrating unpredictability: observations in crystal engineering of metal–organic frameworks

Coordination chemistry around the tectonic units of MOFs and additional interplay of solvent and anionic species rule out structure prediction.

Graphical abstract: Fascinating chemistry or frustrating unpredictability: observations in crystal engineering of metal–organic frameworks
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Substitution at the metal center of coordination polymers in single-crystal-to-single-crystal (SC-SC) transformation

Reactions at the metal centers of PCPs by other guest molecules, in a single-crystal-to-single-crystal mode, can offer ways to modify the coordination space for directing multiple small molecules cooperatively and enhance MOFs' functionalities.

Graphical abstract: Substitution at the metal center of coordination polymers in single-crystal-to-single-crystal (SC-SC) transformation
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Application of W–Cu–S-based secondary building units in functional metal–organic frameworks

This article highlights the recent advances and challenges on the structures and properties of W–Cu–S-based cluster polymers.

Graphical abstract: Application of W–Cu–S-based secondary building units in functional metal–organic frameworks
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Communication

Birefringent, emissive coordination polymers incorporating bis(benzimidazole)pyridine as an anisotropic building block

A series of coordination polymers incorporating lanthanide centres, [Au(CN)2] units and the highly anisotropic building block bis(benzimidazole)pyridine have been prepared. Setting a new benchmark for high birefringence in coordination polymers, these materials are also highly emissive.

Graphical abstract: Birefringent, emissive coordination polymers incorporating bis(benzimidazole)pyridine as an anisotropic building block
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Syntheses of two imidazolate-4-amide-5-imidate linker-based hexagonal metal–organic frameworks with flexible ethoxy substituent

A rare example of an in situ linker generation and the formation of two MOFs (IFP-9 and -10) are synthesized under solvothermal condition. Gas-sorption behavior of both materials showed the hysteretic isotherms, indicating the flexible MOFs.

Graphical abstract: Syntheses of two imidazolate-4-amide-5-imidate linker-based hexagonal metal–organic frameworks with flexible ethoxy substituent
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Directed formation of tri-connected Cu(I) coordination polymers

The formation of copper(I) coordination polymers featuring a 1D staircase and a 2D polycyclohexane framework is controlled by steric factors.

Graphical abstract: Directed formation of tri-connected Cu(i) coordination polymers
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Correlating structure and chemistry through simultaneous in situ pair distribution function and infrared spectroscopy measurements

The coupled chemical and structural insights provided by combining PDF and IR measurements resolve the influence of different types of guests in a nanoporous Prussian blue analogue.

Graphical abstract: Correlating structure and chemistry through simultaneous in situ pair distribution function and infrared spectroscopy measurements
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Metal–organic frameworks as potential multi-carriers of drugs

The metal–organic framework CPO-27-Ni can act as a releasing agent of multiple non-conventional anticancer drugs, namely, RAPTA-C and NO.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic frameworks as potential multi-carriers of drugs
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Communication

Alternative synthetic methodology for amide formation in the post-synthetic modification of Ti-MIL125-NH2

Ti-MIL125-NH2 is post-synthetically modified utilising a novel and mild amide synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Alternative synthetic methodology for amide formation in the post-synthetic modification of Ti-MIL125-NH2
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In situ growth of luminescent MOF thin films of Sr/Eu(II)-imidazolate on functionalized nanostructured alumina

Highly luminescent dense frameworks 3[Sr1−xEuxIm2], x = 0–1, were used for in situ growth on nanoporous AAO membranes. Initial growth inside the AAO channels can be observed before a closed layer is formed.

Graphical abstract: In situ growth of luminescent MOF thin films of Sr/Eu(ii)-imidazolate on functionalized nanostructured alumina
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Morphological diversity of Mn(III) metalloporphyrin-based nano- and microsized CPAs assembled via kinetic and thermodynamic controls and their application in heterogeneous catalysis

A series of narrowly dispersed nano- and microsized CPAs has been prepared from a (porphyrin)Mn(III) biscarboxylic acid and Co(OAc)2.

Graphical abstract: Morphological diversity of Mn(iii) metalloporphyrin-based nano- and microsized CPAs assembled via kinetic and thermodynamic controls and their application in heterogeneous catalysis
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Encapsulation of polyoxometalates within layered metal–organic frameworks with topological and pore control

Organic links of varied structure metrics and functionalities connect with Cu2(COO)4 clusters to afford layered metal–organic frameworks incorporated with polyoxometalates.

Graphical abstract: Encapsulation of polyoxometalates within layered metal–organic frameworks with topological and pore control
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Direct observations of the MOF (UiO-66) structure by transmission electron microscopy

Combining electron diffraction tomography and high resolution transmission electron microscopy for structure determinations of metal organic frameworks.

Graphical abstract: Direct observations of the MOF (UiO-66) structure by transmission electron microscopy
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[2 + 2] Cycloaddition reaction as a tool to monitor the formation of thermodynamically stable ladder coordination polymers

A linear coordination polymer transformed to a sheet by the loss of coordinated DMF, which rearranged to a ladder polymer when the desolvated single crystals were ground to powder.

Graphical abstract: [2 + 2] Cycloaddition reaction as a tool to monitor the formation of thermodynamically stable ladder coordination polymers
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A highly porous agw-type metal–organic framework and its CO2 and H2 adsorption capacity

An unsymmetrical tricarboxylate ligand with linking alkyne moiety has been used to construct a highly porous metal–organic framework with agw topology, exhibiting a high BET surface area of 3337.0 m2 g−1, a large capacity of CO2 (21.2 mmol g−1 at 298 K and 20 bar) and a good H2 adsorption (5.8 wt% at 77 K and 20 bar).

Graphical abstract: A highly porous agw-type metal–organic framework and its CO2 and H2 adsorption capacity
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A highly porous interpenetrated MOF-5-type network based on bipyrazolate linkers

In spite of interpenetration, the novel pcu-a topology cobalt(II) MOF-5-type metal organic framework exhibits a highly accessible porous structure.

Graphical abstract: A highly porous interpenetrated MOF-5-type network based on bipyrazolate linkers
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Communication

Edge-directed assembly of a 3D 2p–3d heterometallic metal–organic framework based on a cubic Co8(TzDC)12 cage

A 3D 2p–3d heterometallic metal–organic framework based on anovel cubic-like Co8L12 cages has been synthesized and investigated.

Graphical abstract: Edge-directed assembly of a 3D 2p–3d heterometallic metal–organic framework based on a cubic Co8(TzDC)12 cage
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Porous Fe2O3 nanocubes derived from MOFs for highly reversible lithium storage

Porous Fe2O3 nanocubes composed of ultrafine Fe2O3 nanoparticles have been derived from Fe-containing metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), showing promising electrochemical lithium storage properties.

Graphical abstract: Porous Fe2O3 nanocubes derived from MOFs for highly reversible lithium storage
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A mesoporous lanthanide–organic framework constructed from a dendritic hexacarboxylate with cages of 2.4 nm

A novel mesoporous lanthanide metal–organic framework with hey topology was constructed from a dendritic hexacarboxylate, and the permanent porosity was established by gas sorption isotherms.

Graphical abstract: A mesoporous lanthanide–organic framework constructed from a dendritic hexacarboxylate with cages of 2.4 nm
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Design of microporous mixed zinc–nickel triazolate metal–organic frameworks with functional ligands

We prepared two new Zn–Ni MOFs based on either triazolate or diaminotriazolate in which the functional ligands play a major role for both the photoluminescent and the gas sorption properties.

Graphical abstract: Design of microporous mixed zinc–nickel triazolate metal–organic frameworks with functional ligands
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Additive-mediated size control of MOF nanoparticles

A fast synthesis approach toward sub-60 nm sized MOF nanoparticles was developed by employing auxiliary additives.

Graphical abstract: Additive-mediated size control of MOF nanoparticles
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Communication

Counteranion-directed structural consequences in silver–adenine N-oxide complexes

This communication explores the structural consequences of N9-propyladenine N1-oxide by varying five different counteranions in silver salts.

Graphical abstract: Counteranion-directed structural consequences in silver–adenine N-oxide complexes
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Two rare indium-based porous metal–metalloporphyrin frameworks exhibiting interesting CO2 uptake

Two rare indium-based porous metal–metalloporphyrin frameworks with pts topology were constructed based upon two custom-designed porphyrin ligands and they exhibited interesting CO2 adsorption properties.

Graphical abstract: Two rare indium-based porous metal–metalloporphyrin frameworks exhibiting interesting CO2 uptake
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Solvent-free synthesis of supported ZIF-8 films and patterns through transformation of deposited zinc oxide precursors

ZIF-8 thin films and patterns were obtained through the solvent-free reaction of deposited ZnO films with melted 2-methylimidazole.

Graphical abstract: Solvent-free synthesis of supported ZIF-8 films and patterns through transformation of deposited zinc oxide precursors
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Self-assembly of a chiral three-dimensional manganese(II)–copper(II) coordination polymer with a double helical architecture

We report the first example of mixed oxalato/oxamato-based chiral 3D MOP with an open-framework structure built up from double helical MnIICuII ferrimagnetic chains.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of a chiral three-dimensional manganese(ii)–copper(ii) coordination polymer with a double helical architecture
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The influence of nitro groups on the topology and gas sorption property of extended Zn(II)-paddlewheel MOFs

The work presents the incorporation of two nitro-functionalized biphenyldicarboxylic acid ligands into Zn(II)-paddlewheel MOFs and a Zn(II)-based 2D coordination polymer.

Graphical abstract: The influence of nitro groups on the topology and gas sorption property of extended Zn(ii)-paddlewheel MOFs
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A molybdenum diphosphonate network structure exhibiting reversible dehydration and selective uptake of methanol

A new molybdenum diphosphonate network structure has been prepared and structurally characterised. It shows reversible dehydration, which occurs with a structural change, and the dehydrated material is able to adsorb methanol but not ethanol.

Graphical abstract: A molybdenum diphosphonate network structure exhibiting reversible dehydration and selective uptake of methanol
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Polynuclear coordination compounds: a magnetostructural study of ferromagnetically coupled Ni4O4 cubane core motif

A series of tetranuclear nickel(II) complexes [NiII4L14(H2O)4] (1), [NiII4L24(MeOH)3(H2O)] (2), [NiII4L24(H2O)4] (3), [NiII4L34(MeOH)4] (4), [NiII4L44(MeOH)4] (5) have been synthesized by employing alkoxo–phenoxo ligands and magnetostructural analysis has been performed.

Graphical abstract: Polynuclear coordination compounds: a magnetostructural study of ferromagnetically coupled Ni4O4 cubane core motif
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Photoluminescent layered lanthanide–organic framework based on a novel trifluorotriphosphonate organic linker

A series of photoluminescent fluorinated lanthanide-organic frameworks, [Ln(H3tftp)(H2O)], has been successfully prepared using novel H6tftp and Ln3+ cations.

Graphical abstract: Photoluminescent layered lanthanide–organic framework based on a novel trifluorotriphosphonate organic linker
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Metal–organic frameworks from novel flexible triptycene- and pentiptycene-based ligands

Four distinct iptycene-containing metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) were synthesized and characterized using two new organic ligands.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic frameworks from novel flexible triptycene- and pentiptycene-based ligands
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Copper(II) coordination polymers of imdc (H2imdc+ = the 1,3-bis(carboxymethyl)imidazolium cation): unusual sheet interpenetration and an unexpected single crystal-to-single crystal transformation

A remarkable single crystal-to-single crystal transformation and an unusual mode of interpenetration are reported as part of an investigation into coordination polymers formed when Cu(II) centres are linked by singly-charged dicarboxylate ligands.

Graphical abstract: Copper(ii) coordination polymers of imdc− (H2imdc+ = the 1,3-bis(carboxymethyl)imidazolium cation): unusual sheet interpenetration and an unexpected single crystal-to-single crystal transformation
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Post-synthetic incorporation of nickel into CPO-27(Mg) to give materials with enhanced permanent porosity

Post-synthetic modification of CPO-27(Mg) (Mg-MOF-74) with Ni2+ gives cation exchange and materials with high permanent porosity upon thermal activation.

Graphical abstract: Post-synthetic incorporation of nickel into CPO-27(Mg) to give materials with enhanced permanent porosity
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Metal–organic gels and coordination networks of pyridine-3,5-bis(1-methyl-benzimidazole-2-yl) and metal halides: self sustainability, mechano, chemical responsiveness and gas and dye sorptions

The metal–organic gels were found to contain intertwined fibrous structures which are stabilized by weak interactions such as coordination, hydrogen bonding and π–π interactions and also exhibit good self sustainability, dye and gas absorption properties.

Graphical abstract: Metal–organic gels and coordination networks of pyridine-3,5-bis(1-methyl-benzimidazole-2-yl) and metal halides: self sustainability, mechano, chemical responsiveness and gas and dye sorptions
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Vapor phase detection of nitroaromatic and nitroaliphatic explosives by fluorescence active metal–organic frameworks

A series of zinc-based fluorescence active MOFs (or FAMs) built on prototypical paddle-wheel secondary building unit (SBU) act as effective sensors for the vapor phase detection of electron-deficient and electron-rich aromatics as well as nitroaliphatics.

Graphical abstract: Vapor phase detection of nitroaromatic and nitroaliphatic explosives by fluorescence active metal–organic frameworks
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Extending the supramolecular synthon concept in flexible polyaminocarboxylate based coordination polymers

The utility of the supramolecular synthon concept in understanding the aggregation mechanism in flexible polyaminocarboxylate based CPs is illustrated.

Graphical abstract: Extending the supramolecular synthon concept in flexible polyaminocarboxylate based coordination polymers
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Two cadmium(II) coordination polymers constructed by carboxylate and pyridine mixed ligands: synthesis, structure and luminescent properties

Temperature induced structural variation was demonstrated in two new cadmium(II) coordination polymers, {[Cd(BTG)(bpy)(H2O)]·0.5glycol·H2O}n (1) and {[Cd6(BTB)4(byp)4.5(glycol)]·9H2O}n (2).

Graphical abstract: Two cadmium(ii) coordination polymers constructed by carboxylate and pyridine mixed ligands: synthesis, structure and luminescent properties
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Host–guest key–lock hydrogen-bonding interactions: a rare case in the design of a V-shaped polycarboxylate Ni(II)-based chiral coordination polymer

Instead of involving chiral ligands, chiral solvents, and chiral promoters, a “host–guest key–lock” model is demonstrated with four simultaneous pairs of C–H⋯F, C–H⋯O, and C–H⋯N hydrogen-bondings to generate a chiral coordination polymer.

Graphical abstract: Host–guest key–lock hydrogen-bonding interactions: a rare case in the design of a V-shaped polycarboxylate Ni(ii)-based chiral coordination polymer
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Assembly of Ag(I) coordination polymers from a tripyridyl-ester ligand: effects of counter anion, ligand conformation and π–π interaction on non-interpenetrating 2D → 3D dimension increase

Four Ag(I)-MOFs with diverse pore shape have been assembled by coordination bonds, π–π interactions and silver–oxygen interactions via different counterions.

Graphical abstract: Assembly of Ag(i) coordination polymers from a tripyridyl-ester ligand: effects of counter anion, ligand conformation and π–π interaction on non-interpenetrating 2D → 3D dimension increase
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Chelation-driven fluorescence deactivation in three alkali earth metal MOFs containing 2,2′-dihydroxybiphenyl-4,4′-dicarboxylate

Three new metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have been synthesised from alkali earth metal ions of increasing ionic radii (Mg, Ca and Sr) and 2,2′-dihydroxybiphenyl-4,4′-dicarboxylic acid (H4diol).

Graphical abstract: Chelation-driven fluorescence deactivation in three alkali earth metal MOFs containing 2,2′-dihydroxybiphenyl-4,4′-dicarboxylate
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Selective gas adsorption and unique phase transition properties in a stable magnesium metal-organic framework constructed from infinite metal chains

A stable 3D Magnesium MOF resembles the topology of MIL-53. It can selectively adsorb CO2 over N2 after solvent removal.

Graphical abstract: Selective gas adsorption and unique phase transition properties in a stable magnesium metal-organic framework constructed from infinite metal chains
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Structural diversity and fluorescent properties of CdII coordination polymers with 5-halonicotinates regulated by solvent and ligand halogen-substituting effect

Seven CdII coordination polymers with a pair of 5-halonicotinic acids are presented, which display diverse polymeric structures to reveal the significant solvent and ligand halogen-substituting effect.

Graphical abstract: Structural diversity and fluorescent properties of CdII coordination polymers with 5-halonicotinates regulated by solvent and ligand halogen-substituting effect
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Using hinged ligands to target structurally flexible copper(II) MOFs

A change from a 2-D to a 3-D MOF structure, which both incorporate structurally similar metal nodes, is engineered by incorporating additional steric bulk onto the ligand backbone.

Graphical abstract: Using hinged ligands to target structurally flexible copper(ii) MOFs
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Retention of Cs–Cl bond induces coordination polymer formation over trinuclear chiral assembly of copper(II) complexes of L-leucine derived ligand

Out of several ionic salts, potassium halides, CsCl and CsNO3, only CsCl behaves differently in an assembly formation reaction, retaining the CsCl bond intact in the product.

Graphical abstract: Retention of Cs–Cl bond induces coordination polymer formation over trinuclear chiral assembly of copper(ii) complexes of l-leucine derived ligand
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Direct synthesis and mechanism of the formation of mixed metal Fe2Ni-MIL-88B

Phase evolution and importance of anion in the synthesis of MIL-88B and why chloride is needed are reported.

Graphical abstract: Direct synthesis and mechanism of the formation of mixed metal Fe2Ni-MIL-88B
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Bifunctional pyrazolate–carboxylate ligands for isoreticular cobalt and zinc MOF-5 analogs with magnetic analysis of the {Co44-O)} node

MOF-5 analogs have been synthesized with ligands combining a pyrazolate and carboxylate functionality. These porous Metal–Azolate–Carboxylate (MAC) frameworks have the same cubic pcu-a topology and {M44-O)} nodes (M = Co, Zn) as IRMOFs. Small pore apertures and narrow pores yield a H2 and CO2 uptake higher than MOF-5.

Graphical abstract: Bifunctional pyrazolate–carboxylate ligands for isoreticular cobalt and zinc MOF-5 analogs with magnetic analysis of the {Co4(μ4-O)} node
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Coordination polymers via self-assembly of silver(I) and cis-bis-nitrile-oxa-bowl derivatives

Self-assembly structures of AgCPs strongly depend on conformational restriction and steric bulk of oxa-bowl ligands and counter anions.

Graphical abstract: Coordination polymers via self-assembly of silver(i) and cis-bis-nitrile-oxa-bowl derivatives
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M(II) (M = Mn, Co, Ni) variants of the MIL-53-type structure with pyridine-N-oxide as a co-ligand

Metal–organic frameworks with structures related to the MIL-53 framework have been crystallised for divalent metals and mixtures of metals.

Graphical abstract: M(ii) (M = Mn, Co, Ni) variants of the MIL-53-type structure with pyridine-N-oxide as a co-ligand
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Relating pore hydrophilicity with vapour adsorption capacity in a series of amino acid based metal organic frameworks

A new amino acid based homochiral MOF has been synthesized and comparisons with its earlier congeners show an exciting structure–property relationship.

Graphical abstract: Relating pore hydrophilicity with vapour adsorption capacity in a series of amino acid based metal organic frameworks
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Manganese(II) and copper(II) nitrate bis-imidazole coordination polymers: dimensionality and product morphology

Choice of metal and hence dimensionality of coordination polymers influences morphology of rapidly precipitated particles.

Graphical abstract: Manganese(ii) and copper(ii) nitrate bis-imidazole coordination polymers: dimensionality and product morphology
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Coordination polymers of a dipyridylazacrown ligand: structural, thermal and spectroscopic properties

In a series of 2D (4,4) sheet coordination polymers a dipyridylazacrown ether variable length ligand shows a remarkably consistent adoption of the S-configuration when empty or singly protonated with a water guest, with bridging lengths varying by only 1.3 Å.

Graphical abstract: Coordination polymers of a dipyridylazacrown ligand: structural, thermal and spectroscopic properties
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Crystallisation of solvothermally synthesised ZIF-8 investigated at the bulk, single crystal and surface level

Parallel monitoring at the bulk, single crystal and surface level provide unique insight into the solvothermal crystallisation, and potential control over the crystal properties, of ZIF-8.

Graphical abstract: Crystallisation of solvothermally synthesised ZIF-8 investigated at the bulk, single crystal and surface level
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A supramolecular dual-host based ion-pair induced formation of 1D coordination polymer

An N-bridged tripodal urea receptor (L1) in combination with 18-crown-6-ether (LC) has been structurally authenticated to self-assemble into an integrated 1D coordination polymer in the presence of potassium carbonate (K2CO3).

Graphical abstract: A supramolecular dual-host based ion-pair induced formation of 1D coordination polymer
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Alkali-metal-regulated construction of superhydrophilic ZnII and CdII coordination polymers with perhalogenated terephthalate ligands

By using alkali metal ions as structure-directing agents, four diverse superhydrophilic coordination polymers with perhalogenated terephthalates were prepared, which will be converted to new complexes via recrystallizating in water.

Graphical abstract: Alkali-metal-regulated construction of superhydrophilic ZnII and CdII coordination polymers with perhalogenated terephthalate ligands
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Sr2+ and Cd2+ coordination polymers: the effect of the different coordinating behaviour of a newly designed tricarboxylic acid

Two new CPs based on Sr2+ and Cd2+ have been synthesized using a new tricarboxylic acid ligand with 3D and 1D structures, and their photoluminescence behavior has been studied.

Graphical abstract: Sr2+ and Cd2+ coordination polymers: the effect of the different coordinating behaviour of a newly designed tricarboxylic acid
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Impact of functionalized linkers on the energy landscape of ZIFs

Attractive interactions between methyl groups of imidazolate linkers (visualized here through a Non covalent interaction analysis) play an important role in the energy landscape of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks.

Graphical abstract: Impact of functionalized linkers on the energy landscape of ZIFs
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Syntheses, structures and characteristics of four metal–organic coordination polymers based on 5-hydroxyisophthalic acid and N-containing auxiliary ligands

Four metal–organic coordination polymers based on 5-hydroxyisophthalic acid and various N-containing ligands were synthesized and characterized.

Graphical abstract: Syntheses, structures and characteristics of four metal–organic coordination polymers based on 5-hydroxyisophthalic acid and N-containing auxiliary ligands
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Structure diversities of ten entangled coordination polymers assembled from reactions of Co(II) or Ni(II) salts with 5-(pyridin-4-yl)isophthalic acid in the absence or presence of auxiliary N-donor ligands

Reactions of Co(II) or Ni(II) salts with 5-(pyridin-4-yl)isophthalic acid in the absence or presence of auxiliary N-donor ligands afforded ten entangled coordination polymers.

Graphical abstract: Structure diversities of ten entangled coordination polymers assembled from reactions of Co(ii) or Ni(ii) salts with 5-(pyridin-4-yl)isophthalic acid in the absence or presence of auxiliary N-donor ligands
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Structural design of porous coordination networks from tetrahedral building units

Eight MOFs constructed from a synthetically-accessible tetrahedral ligand were structurally and topologically analyzed.

Graphical abstract: Structural design of porous coordination networks from tetrahedral building units
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Tailoring of network dimensionality and porosity adjustment in Zr- and Hf-based MOFs

The monocarboxylic acid (so called modulator) behaves as a structure directing agent during the synthesis of MOFs containing Zr6O8 cluster and decreases the connectivity of the SBU from 12 to 8 and even to 6. Hence three different porous MOFs could be synthesised.

Graphical abstract: Tailoring of network dimensionality and porosity adjustment in Zr- and Hf-based MOFs
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pH-Dependent cobalt(II) frameworks with mixed 3,3′,5,5′-tetra(1H-imidazol-1-yl)-1,1′-biphenyl and 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate ligands: synthesis, structure and sorption property

Three cobalt(II) frameworks with different structures and colours were obtained by tuning pH values of reaction solution.

Graphical abstract: pH-Dependent cobalt(ii) frameworks with mixed 3,3′,5,5′-tetra(1H-imidazol-1-yl)-1,1′-biphenyl and 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate ligands: synthesis, structure and sorption property
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Indium metal–organic frameworks as catalysts in solvent-free cyanosilylation reaction

Indium MOFs as the catalyst in the cyanosilylation of carbonyl compounds following a two-component system mechanism.

Graphical abstract: Indium metal–organic frameworks as catalysts in solvent-free cyanosilylation reaction
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Two new polar coordination polymers with diamond networks: interpenetration and thermal phase transition

In the two diamond networks, one has a rare reversible phase transition between a racemic-twinning chiral and a non-twinning noncentrosymmetric structure.

Graphical abstract: Two new polar coordination polymers with diamond networks: interpenetration and thermal phase transition
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Computational design of metal–organic frameworks for aniline recovery from aqueous solution

Several novel MOFs were computationally designed which show a high performance for aniline recovery from aqueous solution.

Graphical abstract: Computational design of metal–organic frameworks for aniline recovery from aqueous solution
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This themed issue highlights research towards understanding the factors that drive and influence the aggregation of small molecules, by means of metal to ligand coordination, to yield coordination polymers and metal-organic frameworks.

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