Growth-controlled formation of porous coordination polymer particles

Won Cho, Jung Lee Hee, Moonhyun Oh

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Diversely shaped porous coordination polymer particles (CPPs) were synthesized by a simple solvothermal reaction of 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid (H2BDC) and In(NO3)3·xH2O in DMF. The growth of crystalline CPPs was controlled through a particle growth blocking event involving blocking agent interaction with particular facets of CPPs and simultaneous particle growth interruption in a specific direction. Systematic reactions in the presence of various amounts of pyridine as a blocking agent were conducted to see the controlled CPP formation. Long rod, short rod, lump, and disk-shaped CPPs with hexagonal faces resulted in the presence of none, 1 equiv, 2 equiv, and 25 equiv of pyridine, respectively. The ultimate particle shape produced depends upon the amount of blocking agents used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16943-16946
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number50
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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