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Hydrothermal Chemistry of the Copper–Triazolate System: A Microporous Metal–Organic Framework Constructed from Magnetic {Cu33-OH)(triazolate)3}2+ Building Blocks, and Related Materials


  • This work was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (CHE-0242153) and from the Defense Advanced Research Agency (MDA972-04-0029).


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Networking with triazolate: Three new compounds containing networks of CuI or CuII ions linked by 1,2,4-triazolate (trz) ligands were prepared by hydrothermal synthesis. The microporous metal–organic framework {Cu33-OH)(trz)3(OH)2(H2O)4}n, which is built up from magnetic triangles, forms 17×13×13 Å3 cavities (see picture; Cu dark blue, O red, N light blue, C black).

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