A Stable Open Framework With Wide Open Spaces


August 11, 2009


The ChemMatCARS advanced crystallography station was used to determine the structure of a metal-organic framework compound with a unique stucture that combines large cavities (> 20 Å) and small openings (< 20 Å). The structure is achieved by a novel synthesis strategy. Porous materials frameworks with open structures are potentially useful for a wide range of applications, such as gas storage, catalysis, and drug delivery.

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