Face-directed self-assembly of an electronically active Archimedean polyoxometalate architecture

Mitchell, S.G., Streb, C., Miras, H.N. , Boyd, T., Long, D.L. and Cronin, L. (2010) Face-directed self-assembly of an electronically active Archimedean polyoxometalate architecture. Nature Chemistry, 2(4), pp. 308-312. (doi:10.1038/NCHEM.581)

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Abstract

The convergent assembly of metal-organic frameworks has enabled the design of porous materials using a structural building unit approach, but functional systems incorporating pre-assembled structural building unit 'pore' openings are rare. Here, we show that the face-directed assembly of a ring-shaped macrocyclic polyoxometalate structural building unit, {P8W48O184}(40-) with an integrated 1-nm pore as an 'aperture synthon', with manganese linkers yields a vast three-dimensional extended framework architecture based on a truncated cuboctahedron. The 1-nm-diameter entrance pores of the {P8W48O184}(40-) structural building unit lead to approximately spherical 7.24-nm(3) cavities containing exchangeable alkali-metal cations that can be replaced by transition-metal ions through a cation exchange process. Control over this process can be exerted by either electrochemically switching the overall framework charge by manipulating the oxidation state of the manganese linker ions, or by physically gating the pores with large organic cations, thus demonstrating how metal-organic framework-like structures with integrated pores and new physical properties can be assembled.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:ASSEMBLIES CAPSULE CLUSTER COORDINATION CHEMISTRY DESIGN ION IONS metal organic frameworks METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORK METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS OXIDATION POLYOXOMETALATE PORES self-assembly STATE SYSTEMS
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Moiras, Dr Haralampos and Long, Dr Deliang and Cronin, Professor Lee and Streb, Mr Carsten
Authors: Mitchell, S.G., Streb, C., Miras, H.N., Boyd, T., Long, D.L., and Cronin, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Nature Chemistry
ISSN:1755-4330
ISSN (Online):1755-4349
Published Online:14 March 2010

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