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Themed collection In celebration of Tony Cheetham’s 70th birthday

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Communication

Topotactic elimination of water across a C–C ligand bond in a dense 3-D metal–organic framework

Owing to its thermal stability and structural flexibility, the original 3-D framework of lithium L-malate remains intact upon topotactic dehydration.

Graphical abstract: Topotactic elimination of water across a C–C ligand bond in a dense 3-D metal–organic framework
Communication

Amorphization of the prototypical zeolitic imidazolate framework ZIF-8 by ball-milling

Ball-milling induced amorphization of the prototypical substituted zeolitic imidazolate framework ZIF-8 results in a less porous framework, adopting a continuous random network topology.

Graphical abstract: Amorphization of the prototypical zeolitic imidazolate framework ZIF-8 by ball-milling
Communication

Carbon with hierarchical pores from carbonized metal–organic frameworks for lithium sulphur batteries

This paper presents utilization of carbonized metal–organic frameworks for sulphur loading to fabricate cathode structures for lithium–sulphur batteries.

Graphical abstract: Carbon with hierarchical pores from carbonized metal–organic frameworks for lithium sulphur batteries
Edge Article

Solid-state principles applied to organic–inorganic perovskites: new tricks for an old dog

The concept of tolerance factors is applied quantitatively to hybrid inorganic–organic materials that adopt perovskite-like architectures.

Graphical abstract: Solid-state principles applied to organic–inorganic perovskites: new tricks for an old dog
Communication

Layered structures and nanosheets of pyrimidinethiolate coordination polymers

A lamellar pyrimidinethiolate coordination polymer has been exfoliated to form nanosheets and found to be electronically insulating.

Graphical abstract: Layered structures and nanosheets of pyrimidinethiolate coordination polymers
Editorial

Flexibility and disorder in metal–organic frameworks

Welcome to this themed issue of Dalton Transactions entitled ‘Flexibility and Disorder in Metal–Organic Frameworks’.

Graphical abstract: Flexibility and disorder in metal–organic frameworks
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On the space group of zeolite-A

Communication

Catalytic conversion of butadiene to ethylbenzene over the nanoporous nickel(II) phosphate, VSB-1

Paper

Synthesis and structure of a three-dimensional open-framework aluminophosphate [NH2(CH2)3NH3]+[HAl3P3O14]·H2O, containing AlO5 and AlO6 polyhedra

Communication

Efficient white light emission by upconversion in Yb3+-, Er3+- and Tm3+-doped Y2BaZnO5

We report efficient white upconversion luminescence in Y2BaZnO5-based phosphors under near-infrared excitation and at low excitation power densities.

Graphical abstract: Efficient white light emission by upconversion in Yb3+-, Er3+- and Tm3+-doped Y2BaZnO5
Communication

Thermodynamic and kinetic factors in the hydrothermal synthesis of hybrid frameworks: zinc 4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboxylates

Experimental and computational observations indicate that the formation of zinc 4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboxylates proceeds largely under thermodynamic control.

Graphical abstract: Thermodynamic and kinetic factors in the hydrothermal synthesis of hybrid frameworks: zinc 4-cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboxylates
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Locating the sites of adsorbed species in heterogeneous catalysts: a rietveld neutron powder profile study of xenon in zeolite-rho

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A study of Si, Al ordering and cation positions in the zeolites sodium ZK-4 and sodium Y by neutron diffraction

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Synthesis and structural characterization of a novel tin(II) phosphonate, Sn2(O3PCH3)(C2O4)

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Cation distribution in the complex oxide, W3Nb14O44; a time-of-flight neutron diffraction study

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A neutron diffraction study of the acid form of zeolite Y and its complex with benzene

Paper

Synthesis and structure of a one-dimensionally extended aluminium phosphate: Et3NH+(H2AIP2O8)

Paper

Cation distribution in zeolite zinc/sodium-Y by resonant X-ray diffraction

Paper

Oxidative coupling of methane over tin-containing rare-earth pyrochlores

Communication

Enhanced H2 adsorption enthalpy in the low-surface area, partially fluorinated coordination polymer Zn5(triazole)6(tetrafluoroterephthalate)2(H2O)2·4H2O

A novel porous coordination polymer displays a high physisorptive H2 adsorption enthalpy of 8 kJ/mol, due to fluorine atoms exposed to the pore surface and the structure's small pore size

Graphical abstract: Enhanced H2 adsorption enthalpy in the low-surface area, partially fluorinated coordination polymer Zn5(triazole)6(tetrafluoroterephthalate)2(H2O)2·4H2O
From the themed collection: Dedicated to Professor C. N. R. Rao
Communication

A new route for the synthesis of open-framework metal phosphates using organophosphates

Paper

The synthesis of the new zeolite, ERS-7, and the determination of its structure by simulated annealing and synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction

Communication

The hybrid open-framework of tin(II) phosphonopropionate oxalate, Sn4(O3PCH2CH2CO2) 2(C2O4)

Paper

Synthesis and structure of a novel aluminium phosphate anion: (Al3P4O16)3–

Paper

The interaction of methanol with Brønsted acid sites in ZSM-5

Paper

A three-dimensional open-framework tin(II) phosphate exhibiting reversible dehydration and ion-exchange properties

Communication

The role of temperature in the synthesis of hybrid inorganic–organic materials: the example of cobalt succinates

Five unique structures of cobalt succinate may be prepared from one starting mixture simply by varying the synthesis temperature. The changes in bonding and composition for structures illustrate the important role of temperature in hybrid materials synthesis.

Graphical abstract: The role of temperature in the synthesis of hybrid inorganic–organic materials: the example of cobalt succinates
Paper

A neutron diffraction study of acid sites in H-SAPO-37

Paper

A reassessment of zeolite A: evidence that the structure is rhombohedral with unexpected ordering in the aluminosilicate framework

Communication

Synthesis of open-framework zinc phosphates from organophosphorus amides

Open-framework zinc phosphates are typically made in the presence of amines and phosphoric acid. However, novel architectures can be created by using organophosphorus amides as a single source of amine and phosphorus.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of open-framework zinc phosphates from organophosphorus amides
Paper

Novel β-lactams derived from the photoisomer of N-benzyloxycarbonylmethylene-2-pyridone

Paper

Isomorphous substitution in non-linear optical KTiOPO4: neutron powder diffraction study of KTiO(P0.5As0.5)O4

Paper

The direct observation of cation hydrolysis in lanthanum zeolite-Y by neutron diffraction

Paper

Study of the Ru–Mo–O and Ru–W–O phase systems; rutile solid solutions Ru1–xMxO2

Communication

Reversible pressure-induced amorphization of a zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-4)

High pressure, synchrotron X-ray studies of a zeolitic imidazolate framework reveal a new high pressure phase followed by reversible amorphization.

Graphical abstract: Reversible pressure-induced amorphization of a zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-4)
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Synthesis and characterization of a three-dimensional open-framework lead(II) carboxyethylphosphonate, Pb3(O2CCH2CH2PO3)2

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A simple ladder tin phosphate and its layered relative

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Neutron diffraction study of the cation distributions in the systems Fe7 –xMx(PO4)6(M = Mn or Co)

Paper

A novel porous sheet aluminophosphate: Al3P4O163– 1.5[NH3(CH2)4NH3]2+

Paper

Quantitative light element analysis by analytical electron microscopy

Communication

A thermally stable nanoporous nickel 5-sulfoisophthalate; crystal structure and adsorption properties

A nanoporous nickel coordination polymer demonstrates the utility of 5-sulfoisophthlate as a ligand for the synthesis of new hybrid systems.

Graphical abstract: A thermally stable nanoporous nickel 5-sulfoisophthalate; crystal structure and adsorption properties
Paper

Synthesis and structure of an open-framework tin phosphate, [H3N(CH2)4NH3]0.5 2+[Sn4P3O12] -, containing intersecting channels

Paper

X-Ray crystallographic study of the preferred conformations of 2,6- and 3,5-dimethyl-1,4-dihydrobenzoic acids

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Correlations between 31P n.m.r. chemical shifts and structural parameters in crystalline inorganic phosphates

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Synthesis and structure of a novel microporous gallophosphate, Na3Ga5(PO4)4O2(OH)2·2H2O

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Elastic properties and acoustic dissipation associated with a disorder–order ferroelectric transition in a metal–organic framework

Elastic properties and acoustic dissipation associated with the disorder–order ferroelectric transition in a single crystal metal–organic framework (MOF), [NH4][Zn(HCOO)3], have been investigated using resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS) in the temperature range between 10 K and 300 K.

Graphical abstract: Elastic properties and acoustic dissipation associated with a disorder–order ferroelectric transition in a metal–organic framework
Communication

Mechanical properties of a metal–organic framework containing hydrogen-bonded bifluoride linkers

The robustness of F–H⋯F hydrogen bonds within bifluoride of a framework structure is probed via nanoindentation.

Graphical abstract: Mechanical properties of a metal–organic framework containing hydrogen-bonded bifluoride linkers
Paper

Transition metal coordination complexes of chrysazin

Eleven novel coordination compounds, composed of chrysazin (1,8-dihydroxyanthraquinone) and different first-row transition metals (Fe, Co, Ni, Cu), were synthesised and the structures determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.

Graphical abstract: Transition metal coordination complexes of chrysazin
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Structures and magnetic properties of Mn and Co inorganic–organic frameworks with mixed linear dicarboxylate ligands

The first transition metal frameworks containing two distinct linear dicarboxylate ligands are described and are antiferromagnets, which undergo different transitions with increasing applied field.

Graphical abstract: Structures and magnetic properties of Mn and Co inorganic–organic frameworks with mixed linear dicarboxylate ligands
Communication

Cobalt adipate, Co(C6H8O4): antiferromagnetic structure, unusual thermal expansion and magnetoelastic coupling

Anisotropic negative thermal expansion, driven by magnetoelastic coupling, has been found in cobalt adipate and interpreted through understanding its antiferromagnetic structure.

Graphical abstract: Cobalt adipate, Co(C6H8O4): antiferromagnetic structure, unusual thermal expansion and magnetoelastic coupling
Open Access Communication

Liquid exfoliation of alkyl-ether functionalised layered metal–organic frameworks to nanosheets

Dispersion of the nanosheets exposes labile metal-sites which are shown to exchange solvent molecules allowing the nanosheets to act as sensors in suspension.

Graphical abstract: Liquid exfoliation of alkyl-ether functionalised layered metal–organic frameworks to nanosheets
Paper

Magnetic catalysts as nanoactuators to achieve simultaneous momentum-transfer and continuous-flow hydrogen production

A catalytically active and super paramagnetic Co–carbon–rGO composite was synthesized and used as a nanoactuator to achieve simultaneous momentum-transfer and hydrolysis of NaBH4 or H3NBH3 for hydrogen production.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic catalysts as nanoactuators to achieve simultaneous momentum-transfer and continuous-flow hydrogen production
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Mixed-linker solid solutions of functionalized pillared-layer MOFs – adjusting structural flexibility, gas sorption, and thermal responsiveness

Structural flexibility in pillared-layer metal–organic frameworks can be controlled via the concept of mixed-linker solid solutions.

Graphical abstract: Mixed-linker solid solutions of functionalized pillared-layer MOFs – adjusting structural flexibility, gas sorption, and thermal responsiveness
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Zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-8) based polymer nanocomposite membranes for gas separation

As-synthesised zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-8) nanocrystals were dispersed into a polymer matrix forming nanocomposite membranes with enhanced gas permeability.

Graphical abstract: Zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-8) based polymer nanocomposite membranes for gas separation
Open Access Edge Article

Tuneable mechanical and dynamical properties in the ferroelectric perovskite solid solution [NH3NH2]1−x[NH3OH]xZn(HCOO)3

We report how mechanical and dynamical properties in formate-based perovskites can be manipulated by the preparation of an A-site solid-solution.

Graphical abstract: Tuneable mechanical and dynamical properties in the ferroelectric perovskite solid solution [NH3NH2]1−x[NH3OH]xZn(HCOO)3
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Synthesis, structure and optical properties of europium doped calcium barium phosphate – a novel phosphor for solid-state lighting

A new phase, Ca6BaP4O17, was found in the CaO–BaO–P2O5 phase diagram and its Eu2+-doped derivative was evaluated as a possible phosphor for solid-state lighting.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, structure and optical properties of europium doped calcium barium phosphate – a novel phosphor for solid-state lighting
Paper

Disorder and polymorphism in Cu(II)-polyoxometalate complexes: [Cu1.5(H2O)7.5PW12O40]·4.75H2O, cis- & trans-[Cu2(H2O)10SiW12O40]·6H2O

Three highly crystalline Cu(II)-polyoxometalate (POM) complexes, [Cu1.5(H2O)7.5PW12O40]·4.75H2O and cis- and trans-[Cu2(H2O)10SiW12O40]·6H2O, were successfully synthesized and characterized by single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction as well as thermogravimetric analysis.

Graphical abstract: Disorder and polymorphism in Cu(ii)-polyoxometalate complexes: [Cu1.5(H2O)7.5PW12O40]·4.75H2O, cis- & trans-[Cu2(H2O)10SiW12O40]·6H2O
Open Access Communication

Role of hydrogen-bonding and its interplay with octahedral tilting in CH3NH3PbI3

Computed Kohn–Sham energies as a function of torsion angle for three rotational modes of the methylammonium group in orthorhombic CH3NH3PbI3.

Graphical abstract: Role of hydrogen-bonding and its interplay with octahedral tilting in CH3NH3PbI3
Open Access Communication

Porosity in metal–organic framework glasses

The porosity of a glass formed by melt-quenching a metal–organic framework, has been characterized by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy.

Graphical abstract: Porosity in metal–organic framework glasses
Communication

Exploring the properties of lead-free hybrid double perovskites using a combined computational-experimental approach

Density functional theory screening of the hybrid double perovskites (MA)2BIBiX6 (BI = K, Cu, Ag, Tl; X = Cl, Br, I) was performed and (MA)2TlBiBr6, isoelectronic with MAPbBr3, was synthesised and found to have a band gap of ∼2.0 eV.

Graphical abstract: Exploring the properties of lead-free hybrid double perovskites using a combined computational-experimental approach
Open Access Communication

Role of entropic effects in controlling the polymorphism in formate ABX3 metal–organic frameworks

Polymorphism in formate-based dense metal–organic frameworks with the general formula ABX3 is predicted by quantum chemical calculations and confirmed experimentally.

Graphical abstract: Role of entropic effects in controlling the polymorphism in formate ABX3 metal–organic frameworks
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Coordination polymers of alkali metal trithiocyanurates: structure determinations and ionic conductivity measurements using single crystals

Potassium and rubidium trithiocyanurate crystals exhibit proton conductivities, which are discussed on the basis of their crystal structures.

Graphical abstract: Coordination polymers of alkali metal trithiocyanurates: structure determinations and ionic conductivity measurements using single crystals
Paper

Computational studies on the adsorption of CO2 in the flexible perfluorinated metal–organic framework zinc 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethane tetrafluoroterephthalate

Two distinct adsorption sites and “breathing” within the flexible fluorinated MOF Znbpetpa are found through computational methods.

Graphical abstract: Computational studies on the adsorption of CO2 in the flexible perfluorinated metal–organic framework zinc 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethane tetrafluoroterephthalate
Communication

The synthesis, structure and electronic properties of a lead-free hybrid inorganic–organic double perovskite (MA)2KBiCl6 (MA = methylammonium)

A Bi-based double perovskite provides a suitable approach to search for lead-free alternatives for photovoltaics.

Graphical abstract: The synthesis, structure and electronic properties of a lead-free hybrid inorganic–organic double perovskite (MA)2KBiCl6 (MA = methylammonium)
Edge Article

Hierarchical bicontinuous porosity in metal–organic frameworks templated from functional block co-oligomer micelles

Hierarchical and thermally stable bicontinuous metal–organic frameworks were synthesized by using self-assembled functional block co-oligomer micelle templates.

Graphical abstract: Hierarchical bicontinuous porosity in metal–organic frameworks templated from functional block co-oligomer micelles
Communication

Topotactic reduction of oxide nanomaterials: unique structure and electronic properties of reduced TiO2 nanoparticles

Topotactic reactions can create nanomaterials having unique structure and properties that cannot be realized in bulk materials.

Graphical abstract: Topotactic reduction of oxide nanomaterials: unique structure and electronic properties of reduced TiO2 nanoparticles
Open Access Perspective

Organised chaos: entropy in hybrid inorganic–organic systems and other materials

Entropy is one of the fundamental quantities which links emerging research areas like flexibility and defect engineering in inorganic–organic hybrid materials. Here, we highlight the role of entropy in the past and discuss how computational methods can help us to understand entropic effects in inorganic–organic hybrid materials in the future.

Graphical abstract: Organised chaos: entropy in hybrid inorganic–organic systems and other materials
Paper

Coordination environments and π-conjugation in dense lithium coordination polymers

A weak relationship between the longest C–O bond in an anionic organic ligand and the shortest Li–O bond was found.

Graphical abstract: Coordination environments and π-conjugation in dense lithium coordination polymers
Edge Article

Hybridizing photoactive zeolites with graphene: a powerful strategy towards superior photocatalytic properties

Graphene is employed to create a new class of photocatalysts that truly advances semi-conductor photocatalysis to its next generation.

Graphical abstract: Hybridizing photoactive zeolites with graphene: a powerful strategy towards superior photocatalytic properties
Paper

Deep red emission in Eu2+-activated Sr4(PO4)2O phosphors for blue-pumped white LEDs

The deep red phosphor Sr4(PO4)2O:Eu2+, which has an excitation peak around 450 nm for blue LED applications, is reported.

Graphical abstract: Deep red emission in Eu2+-activated Sr4(PO4)2O phosphors for blue-pumped white LEDs
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About this collection

Tony Cheetham has been an important leader in the materials chemistry community for many years now. On the occasion of his 70th birthday we honour his significant contribution to science – in this web collection we bring together more than 120 papers that have been authored or co-authored by Tony and published in the journals of the Royal Society of Chemistry. These papers cover a huge range of topics within the fields of materials and inorganic chemistry. The sheer breadth of content gives a good idea of the innovative thinking and forward-looking approach to research that has marked Tony’s career since he began his research as a DPhil student at the University of Oxford in the late 1960s.

After a period of postdoctoral research at Harwell, Tony took up a lecturer position in Oxford. In 1992, Tony took up the directorship of the new Materials Research Laboratory at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), which he led for 12 years. He became Director of the newly created International Center for Materials Research at UCSB in 2004, before moving to Cambridge in 2007 to become the Goldsmiths’ Professor of Materials Science. He has held several other positions during his career, including the Chief Scientific Advisor for Unilever.

Tony has won many prizes over the course of his career and is an elected Fellow of several international academies. He is currently the Treasurer and Vice-President of the Royal Society in London.

His scientific excellence is matched only by the outstanding mentorship he has provided for the numerous students, postdoctoral researchers and colleagues he has worked with over the years. The impact that Tony has had on the chemistry landscape is phenomenal.

We hope that you will join us in (re)reading his prolific scientific output in this web collection of his RSC publications.

Russell Morris, University of St Andrews

Paul Attfield, University of Edinburgh

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