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Solid-state reactivity and structural transformations involving coordination polymers

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Abstract

This tutorial review discusses recent literature on coordination polymers and metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) that exhibit solid-state reactivity and structural transformation under various experimental conditions. Removal or exchange of solvents and guest molecules, exposure to reactive vapours, and external stimuli such as heat, light or mechanochemical force cause such structural transformations and these are often manifested by various physical properties such as colour, magnetism, luminescence, chirality, porosity, etc. due to change in coordination number and geometry, dimensionality, interpenetration, etc. More drastic transformations related to the exchange of metal ions, pillar ligands and insertion of additional ligands between the layers have also been demonstrated. The vast area of dynamic behaviour of coordination polymers and their stimuli-responsive properties have also been addressed briefly.

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Submitted
30 Jun 2012
First published
03 Oct 2012

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 1755-1775
Article type
Tutorial Review

Solid-state reactivity and structural transformations involving coordination polymers

G. K. Kole and J. J. Vittal, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 1755
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35234F

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