Nanoporous Nanorods Fabricated by Coordination Modulation and Oriented Attachment Growth

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  • Takaaki Tsuruoka Dr.,

    1. ERATO Kitagawa Integrated Pores Project, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kyoto Research Park Bldg #3, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8815 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 75-325-3572, http://kip.jst.go.jp
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  • Shuhei Furukawa Dr.,

    1. ERATO Kitagawa Integrated Pores Project, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kyoto Research Park Bldg #3, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8815 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 75-325-3572, http://kip.jst.go.jp
    2. Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 (Japan)
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  • Yohei Takashima,

    1. Department of Synthetic Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510 (Japan)
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  • Kaname Yoshida Dr.,

    1. Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan)
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  • Seiji Isoda Prof.,

    1. Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 (Japan)
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  • Susumu Kitagawa Prof.

    1. ERATO Kitagawa Integrated Pores Project, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kyoto Research Park Bldg #3, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8815 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 75-325-3572, http://kip.jst.go.jp
    2. Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 (Japan)
    3. Department of Synthetic Chemistry & Biological Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510 (Japan)
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  • Part of this work was conducted in the Kyoto Advanced Nanotechnology Network, supported by the “Nanotechnology Network” of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) (Japan). We acknowledge Dr. Daisuke Tanaka for fruitful discussion.

Abstract

A growing attachment: Porous coordination polymer (PCP) nanorods are synthesized by modulation of the coordination equilibria between framework components, which regulates the rate of framework extension and crystal growth. Investigation of the crystal growth mechanism by TEM indicates that face-selective modulation on the surfaces of PCP crystals enhances the anisotropic crystal growth of nanorods by an oriented attachment mechanism.

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