Slyusarchuk, VD, Kruger, PE and Hawes, CS (2020) Cyclic Aliphatic Hydrocarbons as Linkers in Metal-Organic Frameworks: New Frontiers for Ligand Design. Chempluschem, 85 (5). 845 - 854. ISSN 2192-6506

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In this Minireview we outline the development of cyclic aliphatic moieties as ligands in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), with a focus on the relationship between ligand design and synthesis and the properties of the subsequent materials. Aliphatic ligands have received considerably less attention than aromatic analogues in MOF chemistry but offer advantages in their unique combinations of geometric and electronic properties which are unattainable from conventional ligands. Here, we focus on rigid and semi-rigid backbone moieties derived from monocyclic and fused polycyclic aliphatic backbones, including cyclohexane and adamantane, cubane and bicyclo[2.2.2]octane, and discuss the synthetic chemistry of these species along with their potential importance as the next generation of building blocks for microporous materials.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: fused polycyclic hydrocarbons; ligand design; metal-organic frameworks; porous materials; synthesis
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2020 15:35
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020 08:27

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