The ‘folklore’ and reality of reticular chemistry
Reticular chemistry, linking molecular building blocks together by strong bonds to make porous frameworks, is a rapidly expanding field of research, engaging laboratories worldwide. However, as with any emerging field, there exist ‘folklores’ permeating through the scientific discourse. These folklores do little in the way of advancing the field and, in no uncertain terms, negatively color our scientific pursuits. It is within this context that we seek to bring the folklores out into the open to provide the true realities of reticular chemistry.
- This article is part of the themed collections: Functional Open framework materials, 2017 Materials Chemistry Frontiers Review-type Articles and MCF Editors’ Recommendation