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Permanent Porosity Derived From the Self-Assembly of Highly Luminescent Molecular Zinc Carbonate Nanoclusters


  • The authors acknowledge the Foundation for Polish Science Team Programme co-financed by the EU “European Regional Development Fund” TEAM/2011–7/8 and the National Science Centre (DEC-2011/01/B/ST5/06338) for financial support and the Royal Society (UK) for a University Research Fellowship (D.F.J.). K.S., I.J., and M.S. thank the NanOtechnology, Biomaterials and aLternative Energy Source for ERA integration (REGPOT-CT-2011-285949-NOBLESSE) Project from the EU. S.Y. gratefully acknowledges the receipt of a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellowship, and M.S. the receipt of an ERC Advanced Grant and EPSRC Programme Grant. We are grateful to Diamond Light Source for access to the Beamline I11.


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Hungry hungry micropores: Reaction of [Zn43-OH)2(L)4(tBu)2] (LH=8-hydroxyquinoline) with CO2 forms a 3D microporous material with spherical zinc carbonate nanoclusters packed in a diamondoid manner in the solid state. This compound exhibits one of the highest Brunauer—Emmett—Teller surface areas for a noncovalent porous material, with high H2, CO2, and CH4 uptake.

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