A metal-organic framework replete with ordered donor-acceptor catenanes

Qiaowei Li, Wenyu Zhang, Ognjen Š Miljanić, Carolyn B. Knobler, J. Fraser Stoddart, Omar M. Yaghi

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A metal-organic framework was constructed from struts in which donor-acceptor [2]catenane units become integrated, leading to a high density of these molecular machinery modules positioned precisely in well-defined layered (2D) structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-382
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Chemistry
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Catalysis


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