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Hollow Ferrocenyl Coordination Polymer Microspheres with Micropores in Shells Prepared by Ostwald Ripening

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  • Dr. Jia Huo,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China), Fax: (+86) 571-8795-1612
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  • Prof. Li Wang,

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China), Fax: (+86) 571-8795-1612
    • State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China), Fax: (+86) 571-8795-1612
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  • Dr. Elisabeth Irran,

    1. Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, Berlin 10623 (Germany)
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  • Dr. Haojie Yu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China), Fax: (+86) 571-8795-1612
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  • Jingming Gao,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China), Fax: (+86) 571-8795-1612
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  • Dengsen Fan,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China), Fax: (+86) 571-8795-1612
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  • Bao Li,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China), Fax: (+86) 571-8795-1612
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  • Jianjun Wang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China), Fax: (+86) 571-8795-1612
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  • Wenbing Ding,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China), Fax: (+86) 571-8795-1612
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  • Abid Muhammad Amin,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China), Fax: (+86) 571-8795-1612
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  • Chao Li,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China), Fax: (+86) 571-8795-1612
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  • Liang Ma

    1. State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China), Fax: (+86) 571-8795-1612
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  • Financial support by the National Science Foundation of China (20772108 and 20802067), the Ministry of Science and Technology (2009DFR40640), the Doctoral Fund of the Ministry of Education of China (200803350118) and the Ningbo Science & Technology Bureau are gratefully acknowledged. We acknowledge Prof. Andreas Grohmann from Technische Universität Berlin for fruitful discussion and Ms. Rachael Browning for great help in revising the manuscript.

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From the inside out: Hollow ferrocenyl coordination polymer microspheres with microporous shells were prepared by a convenient and template-free approach. An Ostwald ripening mechanism is responsible for the formation of hollow cavities. The hierarchically hollow coordination polymer microspheres have potential applications in catalysis, drug delivery, and hydrogen storage.

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