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Organically-functionalised supertetrahedra as building blocks for hybrid materials

Vaqueiro, P. and Romero, M. L. (2009) Organically-functionalised supertetrahedra as building blocks for hybrid materials. MRS Proceedings, 1148. 1148-PP10-07. ISSN 1946-4274

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The crystal structures of gallium sulfides prepared under solvothermal conditions, using 4-picoline as a solvent, are described. These materials contain [Ga10S16(NC6H7)4]2− clusters, in which the terminal S2− anions have been replaced by covalently bonded 4-picoline molecules. Whilst these phases contain isolated supertetrahedral clusters separated by organic moieties, linkage of such clusters via organic ligands is possible under suitable reaction conditions. These organically-functionalised supertetrahedra could therefore be used to design novel Metal-Organic frameworks (MOFs) in which the normally-encountered metal centers are replaced by supertetrahedral clusters.

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Publisher:Materials Research Society

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