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Kinetically Controlled Crystallization for Synthesis of Monodispersed Coordination Polymer Nanocubes and Their Self-Assembly to Periodic Arrangements

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  • Dr. Ming Hu,

    1. World Premier International (WPI), Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Shinsuke Ishihara,

    1. World Premier International (WPI), Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Katsuhiko Ariga,

    1. World Premier International (WPI), Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Masataka Imura,

    1. World Premier International (WPI), Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Dr. Yusuke Yamauchi

    Corresponding author
    1. World Premier International (WPI), Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)
    2. Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 3-4-1 Ohkubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-8555 (Japan)
    3. Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), 4-1-8 Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012 (Japan)
    • World Premier International (WPI), Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044 (Japan)
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Abstract

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Under control: A new concept for synthesizing monodispersed coordination polymer (CP) nanoparticles is established. By utilizing a chelating agent that is coordinated to the metal ions, the subsequent coordination process between metal ions and ligands is controllable (see figure). The obtained nanocubes with uniform sizes can be self-assembled into periodically ordered arrangements. This phenomenon is useful for sensing applications, such as those with responsive photonic crystals.

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