Unusual preservation of polyhedral molecular building units in a metal–organic framework with evident desymmetrization in ligand design
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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.
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Xie, Y., Yang, H., Wang, Z. U., Liu, Y., Zhou, H., & Li, J.