Unusual preservation of polyhedral molecular building units in a metal-organic framework with evident desymmetrization in ligand design. Academic Article uri icon


  • A new porous metal-organic framework (MOF) with three types of preserved polyhedral molecular building units, all of which have been observed in a series of isostructural MOFs constructed from highly symmetrical hexacarboxylic ligands, was formed even from a pre-designed related tetracarboxylic ligand with drastically reduced symmetry.

published proceedings

  • Chem Commun (Camb)

author list (cited authors)

  • Xie, Y., Yang, H., Wang, Z. U., Liu, Y., Zhou, H., & Li, J.

citation count

  • 74

complete list of authors

  • Xie, Yabo||Yang, Hui||Wang, Zhiyong U||Liu, Yangyang||Zhou, Hong-Cai||Li, Jian-Rong

publication date

  • January 2014