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Monday, 03 September 2018

Science highlights an ICN2 research published in JACS about transversal reticular chemistry using zigzag linkers

Researchers from the ICN2 Supramolecular Nanochemistry and Materials Group recently published an article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) that was highlighted in the Science magazine “Research in other journals” section. The article reported a new design approach to access novel isoreticular MOFs.

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are a revolutionary class of materials constructed from metal ions/clusters and organic ligands that link together via self-assembly. The work, now highlighted in Science Magazine and originally published by the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) in July 2018, provided the first-ever report on the use of zigzag ligands to create isoreticular Zr-bcu-MOFs.

This recent article, with Dr. Vincent Guillerm as its first author and the Group Leader ICREA Prof. Daniel Maspoch as the last one, provides an additional degree of structural fine-tuning in MOFs by reticular chemistry. This work is one of the latest advances led by the ICN2 Supramolecular Nanochemistry and Materials Group.

Science magazine highlight:

Original article reference:
Vincent Guillerm, Thais Grancha, Inhar Imaz, Judith Juanhuix, and Daniel Maspoch. Zigzag Ligands for Transversal Design in Reticular Chemistry: Unveiling New Structural Opportunities for Metal–Organic Frameworks. J. Am. Chem. Soc., July 31, 2018, 140 (32), pp 10153–10157. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b07050