Interconversion between molecular polyhedra and metal-organic frameworks. Academic Article uri icon


  • The construction of a metal-organic framework (MOF) with a pcu-a topology using a preassembled soluble molecular octahedron has been realized experimentally. The resulting MOF can also be reversibly converted to the molecular octahedron. All such conversions are based on axial-ligand substitution reactions on the molecular octahedron.

published proceedings

  • J Am Chem Soc

author list (cited authors)

  • Li, J., Timmons, D. J., & Zhou, H.

citation count

  • 285

complete list of authors

  • Li, Jian-Rong||Timmons, Daren J||Zhou, Hong-Cai

publication date

  • May 2009