Paper: Geometric Requirements and Examples of Important Structures in the Assembly of Square Building Blocks

Authors: M. Eddaoudi, J. Kim, D. Vodak, A. Sudik, J. Wachter, M. O'Keeffe, and O. M. Yaghi

Citation: PNAS200299, 4900-4904

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.082051899

Abstract: The basic structures for linking squares into polyhedra and networks (reticulation) are enumerated, and corresponding examples are described in which crystals were synthesized by linking paddle wheel (square) units into metal–organic frameworks (MOFs)—named MOF-102 to MOF-112.