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The ‘folklore’ and reality of reticular chemistry

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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.

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The article was received on 29 Mar 2017, accepted on 24 Apr 2017 and first published on 05 May 2017

Article type: Chemistry Frontiers
DOI: 10.1039/C7QM00144D
Mater. Chem. Front., 2017,1, 1304-1309

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    The ‘folklore’ and reality of reticular chemistry

    K. E. Cordova and O. M. Yaghi, Mater. Chem. Front., 2017, 1, 1304
    DOI: 10.1039/C7QM00144D

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