Stepwise assembly of coordination-based metal-organic networks

Revital Kaminker, Leila Motiei, Antonino Gulino, Ignazio Fragalà, Linda J.W. Shimon, Guennadi Evmenenko, Pulak Dutta, Mark A. Iron, Milko E. Van Der Boom

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Metal-organic networks (MONs) were created by a stepwise solution deposition approach from vinylpyridine-based building blocks and PdCl 2. The combined experimental and computational study demonstrates the formation of saturated, structurally organized systems on solid supports. The rigid nature and geometry of the components are well-suited to form honeycomb and parallelogram structures, as predicted by a computational study. Detailed structural information of the new MONs was obtained by optical (UV/vis) spectroscopy, ellipsometry, atomic force microscopy (AFM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and synchrotron X-ray reflectivity (XRR). Notably, the XPS elemental composition indicates the formation of a palladium coordination-based network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14554-14561
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number41
StatePublished - Oct 20 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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