Coordination Polymers: Organization of Coordination Polymers on Surfaces by Direct Sublimation (Adv. Mater. 20/2009)



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Sublimation and surface reassembly of coordination polymers is introduced by Felix Zamora and co-workers on page 2025. This striking phenomenon is achieved due to the reversibility of the coordination bonds, which allows the polymers to be sublimated in form of small oligomers and reassembled on the surface. Temperature-controlled transition to a 1D organization reflecting the 1D bulk structure of the coordination compound is observed by atomic force microscopy.