Uniting Form and Function, Stability and Reactivity in Open Framework Materials

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Author(s)

  • Zhengtao Xu

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-631
Journal / PublicationChemistry Letters
Volume50
Issue number4
Online published18 Nov 2020
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Abstract

Functions and performance metrics are much sought after by materials researchers and editors; not to be sidelined, however, are fundamental design works directed at general methodological breakthrough and wide-scope applicability. For a close union of form and function is often crucial in catalysing paradigm shift. We use two forms of contrast to illustrate: The hard/soft design in carboxyl-thiol molecules, and the starburst/backfolded alkyne motifs. The former affords thiol-decked Zr4+ -carboxyl frameworks, the latter, domino cyclization for crosslinked nanographene components. The versatile reactivity of the thiol and alkyne functions (e.g., for metal uptake), deployed in symmetrical dendritic forms, serves to bridge the worlds of coordination and covalent solids.

Research Area(s)

  • Hard and soft functions, Ligand design, Porous solids

Citation Format(s)

Uniting Form and Function, Stability and Reactivity in Open Framework Materials. / Xu, Zhengtao.
In: Chemistry Letters, Vol. 50, No. 4, 04.2021, p. 627-631.

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