Jason Perman - Design and synthesis of metal-organic frameworks using metal-organic polyhedra as supermolecular building blocks

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      John J. Perry IV, Jason A. Perman and Michael J. Zaworotko

      Abstract:

      This critical review highlights supermolecular building blocks   (SBBs) in  the context of their impact upon the design,   synthesis, and structure  of metal-organic materials (MOMs).   MOMs, also known as coordination  polymers, hybrid   inorganic-organic materials, and metal-organic  frameworks,   represent an emerging class of materials that have   attracted  the imagination of solid-state chemists because   MOMs combine  unprecedented levels of porosity with a range   of other functional  properties that occur through the metal   moiety and/or the organic  ligand. First generation MOMs   exploited the geometry of metal ions or  secondary building   units (SBUs), small metal clusters that mimic  polygons, for   the generation of MOMs. In this critical review we examine    the recent (<5 years) adoption of much larger scale   metal-organic  polyhedra (MOPs) as SBBs for the construction   of MOMs by highlighting  how the large size and high   symmetry of such SBBs can afford improved  control over the   topology of the resulting MOM and a new level of scale  to   the resulting framework (204 references).

      Address (URL): http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2009/CS/b807086p