A catenated strut in a catenated metal-organic framework

Qiaowei Li*, Chi Hau Sue, Subhadeep Basu, Alexander K. Shveyd, Wenyu Zhang, Gokhan Barin, Lei Fang, Amy A. Sarjeant, J Fraser Stoddart, Omar M. Yaghi

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MIMs meet MOFs: Mechanically interlocked molecules (MIMs), in the form of donor-acceptor [2]catenane-containing struts of exceptional length, have been incorporated into a three-dimensional catenated metal-organic framework (MOF) at precise locations and with uniform relative orientations. Catenation is expressed simultaneously within the struts and the framework. (Figure Equotion Present)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6751-6755
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number38
StatePublished - Sep 10 2010


  • Catenanes
  • Cirality
  • Crystal growth
  • Mechanically interlocked molecules
  • Metal-organic frameworks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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