Ligand-Directed Control over Crystal Structures of Inorganic–Organic Frameworks and Formation of Solid Solutions


  • This work was supported by the EPSRC (research studentship to H.Y.) and ERC (Advanced Investigator Award to A.K.C.). We would like to thank Prof. Chiu Tang for assistance on beamline I11 at Diamond Light Source (UK).


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Grounded in fact: Inorganic–organic frameworks with 3D Li–O–Li connectivity can form solid solutions through mechanochemical synthesis. High-resolution synchrotron powder X-ray diffraction and cross-polarization solid-state NMR spectroscopy demonstrate complete ligand mixing in the resulting binary and ternary systems (see picture for trends in unit cell volume (V) of the ternary system {Li2(suc)x(mal)y(met)z}n).