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New opportunities for materials synthesis using mechanochemistry

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Abstract

Mechanochemical synthesis is experiencing a dynamic re-discovery in the areas of organic and metal–organic materials. Emerging mechanochemical methods, such as liquid-assisted grinding (LAG) or ion- and liquid-assisted grinding (ILAG) achieve enhanced molecular mobility through the addition of near-stoichiometric amounts of a liquid phase to a solid-state reaction, and are aided by catalytic and templating effects. This article highlights the exciting areas of application for these mild mechanochemical methods: one-pot assembly of “soft” metal–organic and organic materials, and the rapid room-temperature synthesis of porous metal–organic frameworks directly from a metal oxide.

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The article was received on 30 Mar 2010, accepted on 24 May 2010 and first published on 18 Jun 2010


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM00872A
J. Mater. Chem., 2010,20, 7599-7605

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    New opportunities for materials synthesis using mechanochemistry

    T. Friščić, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 7599
    DOI: 10.1039/C0JM00872A

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