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
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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Gong, H. Y., Rambo, B. M., Cho, W., Lynch, V. M., Oh, M., & Sessler, J. L. (2011). Anion-directed assembly of a three-dimensional metal-organic rotaxane framework. Chemical Communications, 47(21), 5973-5975.