Following the self assembly of supramolecular MOFs using X-ray crystallography and cryospray mass spectrometry

Seeber, G., Cooper, G. J. T. , Newton, G. N., Rosnes, M. H., Long, D. L. , Kariuki, B. M., Kogerler, P. and Cronin, L. (2010) Following the self assembly of supramolecular MOFs using X-ray crystallography and cryospray mass spectrometry. Chemical Science, 1(1), pp. 62-67. (doi:10.1039/c0sc00264j)

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Abstract

We describe the ligand directed self assembly of two mesoscopic supramolecular MOF architectures based upon the rigid ligand cis, trans-1,3,5-triaminocyclohexane with copper(II) salts. The use of copper fluoride results in the assembly of an unprecedented cubic 3D network with 1 nm void spaces while the use of copper sulfate yields a hexagonal 3D layered network containing nanotubes which are 1.5 nm in diameter. Further, experiments probing the self assembly of the structures after complexation using cryospray mass spectrometry show it is possible to follow the nucleation events that lead to the supramolecular MOFs, and this opens up a new avenue for the direct observation and control of the assembly of complex inorganic architectures.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:ARCHITECTURES CHEMISTRY CIS,TRANS-1,3,5-TRIAMINOCYCLOHEXANE CLUSTERS COORDINATION POLYMERS DESIGN MASS-SPECTROMETRY METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORK POSTSYNTHETIC COVALENT MODIFICATION RECOGNITION STATE
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Long, Dr De Liang and Cooper, Dr Geoffrey and Cronin, Professor Leroy
Authors: Seeber, G., Cooper, G. J. T., Newton, G. N., Rosnes, M. H., Long, D. L., Kariuki, B. M., Kogerler, P., and Cronin, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Chemical Science
ISSN:2041-6520

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