Extended metal-carbohydrate frameworks

Zhichang Liu, J. Fraser Stoddart*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Cyclodextrins (CDs) - A family of cyclic oligosaccharides - Are ideal building blocks for the construction of environmentally benign materials. Herein, we reflect upon the serendipitous discovery of two classes of extended crystalline materials - referred to as cyclodextrin metal-organic frameworks (CD-MOFs) and CD-Bamboo - based on CDs which offer opportunities for potential applications in the world of industry and commerce all the way from sequestering carbon dioxide to extracting gold in an eco-friendly manner. The crucial role of serendipity in scientific research expresses itself two times over at the boundaries between coordination chemistry with materials science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1323-1334
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014


  • Crystallization
  • Cyclodextrins
  • Gold extraction
  • Ics-27
  • Ion recognition
  • Nanoporous coordination polymers
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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