Morphogenesis of polyoxometalate cluster-based materials to microtubular network architectures

Boulay, A. G., Cooper, G. J.T. and Cronin, L. (2012) Morphogenesis of polyoxometalate cluster-based materials to microtubular network architectures. Chemical Communications, 48(42), pp. 5088-5090. (doi:10.1039/c2cc31194a) (PMID:22513869)

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Abstract

Pressed pellets of polyoxometalate (POM)-based materials are shown to undergo morphogenesis to produce microtubular network architectures without the need for a large single crystal precursor. The compression of the POM material into a pellet lowers the solubility sufficiently to allow tube initiation and growth from POMs that would otherwise be too soluble in their native crystalline state, thus yielding hollow, highly controllable, tubes of diameter 10–100 μm.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cooper, Dr Geoffrey and Cronin, Professor Leroy
Authors: Boulay, A. G., Cooper, G. J.T., and Cronin, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Chemical Communications
Journal Abbr.:Chem. Comm.
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN:1359-7345
ISSN (Online):1364-548X

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