Anion-directed assembly of a three-dimensional metal-organic rotaxane framework

Han Yuan Gong, Brett M. Rambo, Won Cho, Vincent M. Lynch, Moonhyun Oh, Jonathan L. Sessler

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A three-dimensional extended, metal-organic rotaxane framework (MORF) that incorporates encircled "struts" has been synthesized through a one-pot self-assembly process involving a macrocyclic tetraimidazolium "molecular box", naphthalene dicaboxylate dianion, and Zn(ii) cations. The present system represents progress towards controlling the features of three-dimensional metal-organic frameworks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5973-5975
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 7

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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