Hydrogen-bonded rosettes comprising π-conjugated systems as building blocks for functional one-dimensional assemblies
One-dimensional nanoassemblies obtained by the columnar stacking of hydrogen-bonded supermacrocycles (rosettes) comprising π-conjugated molecules.
Integrative self-sorting of coordination cages based on ‘naked’ metal ions
In this review, we highlight recent approaches that facilitate integrative self-sorting of ’naked’ metal ions and ligands to form multi-component, heteroleptic cage structures.
Coordination nanosheets (CONASHs): strategies, structures and functions
The present feature article assembles recent rapid progress in the coordination nanosheet (CONASH), the interest of which traverses from basic to materials science.
Light-responsive molecular containers
This review highlights relevant studies of light-controlled molecular containers able to catch and release small molecules.
Solution processing of two-dimensional black phosphorus
This feature article discusses solution-phase routes to semiconducting two-dimensional black phosphorus (‘phosphorene’) and highlights challenges in processing the material as well as illuminating new avenues and opportunities in the area.
Alternative synthetic approaches for metal–organic frameworks: transformation from solid matters
This review summarizes alternative approaches for MOF synthesis by using solvent-insoluble “solid matters” as cation reservoirs and/or templates.
Facile synthesis of –CN– linked covalent organic frameworks under ambient conditions
We demonstrate a facile approach for the synthesis of –CN– linked covalent organic frameworks under ambient conditions.
A backbone design principle for covalent organic frameworks: the impact of weakly interacting units on CO2 adsorption
Integration of a building block that interacts only weakly with CO2 to the backbone of covalent organic frameworks reveals profound collective effects on facilitating CO2 uptake and separation.
A triptycene-based porous hydrogen-bonded organic framework for guest incorporation with tailored fitting
By employing a robust and non-coplanar building block strategy, a triptycene-based hydrogen-bonded organic framework was constructed with almost no sacrifice of molecular surfaces, and it was capable of incorporating C60 molecules in high concentration in the channels with tailored fitting.
A highly porous metal–organic framework for large organic molecule capture and chromatographic separation
A highly porous metal–organic framework with large pores presents large molecule based applications probed by organic dye molecules.
Hierarchical structure and porosity in UiO-66 polyMOFs
The first polymer–MOF hybrid material (polyMOF) with a UiO-66 architecture is reported, prepared from polymers with varying alkyl spacers, molecular weights, and dispersities.
Construction of 2D covalent organic frameworks by taking advantage of the variable orientation of imine bonds
A model has been established to construct covalent organic frameworks (COFs) by taking advantage of the variable orientation of imine bonds, from which an unprecedented heterodromous orientation of CN linkages in the COFs was observed.
Colloidal atomic layer deposition growth of PbS/CdS core/shell quantum dots
We show here a self-limiting layer-by-layer growth of a CdS shell on PbS cores.
Stabilizing the cubic perovskite phase of CsPbI3 nanocrystals by using an alkyl phosphinic acid
Phase-stable perovskite CsPbI3 nanocrystals have been prepared by replacing conventionally used oleic acid with a phosphinic acid in their synthesis.