Rational Design and Control of the Dimensions of Channels in Three-Dimensional, Porous Metal-Organic Frameworks Constructed with Predesigned Hexagonal Layers and Pillars

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  • Cui-Jin Li,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, Institute of Optoelectronic and Functional Composite Materials & School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China, Fax: +86-20-8411-2245
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  • Sheng Hu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, Institute of Optoelectronic and Functional Composite Materials & School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China, Fax: +86-20-8411-2245
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  • Wei Li,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Hanshan Teacher’s College, Chaozhou, Guangdong 521041, China
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  • Chi-Keung Lam,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, Institute of Optoelectronic and Functional Composite Materials & School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China, Fax: +86-20-8411-2245
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  • Yan-Zhen Zheng,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, Institute of Optoelectronic and Functional Composite Materials & School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China, Fax: +86-20-8411-2245
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  • Ming-Liang Tong

    1. State Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, Institute of Optoelectronic and Functional Composite Materials & School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China, Fax: +86-20-8411-2245
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Abstract

New three-dimensional, microporous metal-organic frameworks exhibiting reversible water adsorption, constructed from hexagonal [Co3(imda)2] layers and N,N′-pillars, in which the dimensions of the channels are rationally adjustable by varying the lengths of pillars, have been designed, hydrothermally synthesized, and characterized. (© Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2006)

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