Paper: A Catenated Strut in a Catenated Metal–Organic Framework

Authors: Q. Li, C.-H. Sue, S. Basu, A. K. Shveyd, W. Zhang, G. Barin, L. Fang, A. A. Sarjeant, J. F. Stoddart, and O. M. Yaghi

Citation: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 6751-6755

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201003221

Abstract: MIMs meet MOFs: Mechanically interlocked molecules (MIMs), in the form of donor–acceptor [2]catenane-containing struts of exceptional length, have been incorporated into a three-dimensional catenated metal–organic framework (MOF) at precise locations and with uniform relative orientations. Catenation is expressed simultaneously within the struts and the framework.