Tröger's-base-derived infinite co-ordination polymer microparticles

You Moon Jeon*, Gerasimos S. Armatas, Dongwoo Kim, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Chad A. Mirkin

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A study was conducted to demonstrate a new type of ligand based upon Tröger's base derived infinite co-ordination polymer (ICP) microparticles. The study that the the ICPs were generated, along with zinc (Zn2+) ions as interconnecting nodes. It was observed that the ICPs exhibited selective H2 adsorption properties in the presence of N2. A scanning electron microscopy (SEM) investigation of the structures that led to the formation of ICPs, provided significant information about the way novel ICP forms. Tröger's base was chosen for conducting the investigation, as its ring shape led to an interconnected co-ordination polymer, having transition metal ion nodes, with the appropriate co-ordinating functionalities (CO 2H). The Tröger's base-derived ligands were synthesized in two steps to generate ICPs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-50
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009


  • Gas separation
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Microparticles
  • Porous materials
  • Tröger's base

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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