Reticular synthesis and the design of new materials

  title={Reticular synthesis and the design of new materials},
  author={Omar M. Yaghi and M. O'keeffe and Nathan W. Ockwig and Hee Kwon Chae and Mohamed Eddaoudi and Jaheon Kim},
The long-standing challenge of designing and constructing new crystalline solid-state materials from molecular building blocks is just beginning to be addressed with success. A conceptual approach that requires the use of secondary building units to direct the assembly of ordered frameworks epitomizes this process: we call this approach reticular synthesis. This chemistry has yielded materials designed to have predetermined structures, compositions and properties. In particular, highly porous… 

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  • O. Yaghi
  • Chemistry
    Molecular Frontiers Journal
  • 2019
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