Issue 1, 2016

Redox-promoted associative assembly of metal–organic materials


We develop an associative synthesis of metal–organic materials that combines solid-state metal oxidation and coordination-driven self-assembly into a one-step, waste-free transformation. The methodology hinges on the unique reactivity of ortho-quinones, which we introduce as versatile oxidants for mechanochemical synthesis. Our strategy opens a previously unexplored route to paramagnetic metal–organic materials from elementary metals.

Graphical abstract: Redox-promoted associative assembly of metal–organic materials

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19 Jun 2015
08 Oct 2015
First published
09 Oct 2015
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Chem. Sci., 2016,7, 707-712

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Redox-promoted associative assembly of metal–organic materials

M. Glavinović, F. Qi, A. D. Katsenis, T. Friščić and J. Lumb, Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 707 DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02214B

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