Paper: Crystal Structure, Dissolution, and Deposition of a 5 nm Functionalized Metal−Organic Great Rhombicuboctahedron

Authors: H. Furukawa, J. Kim, K. E. Plass, and O. M. Yaghi

Citation: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 8398-8399

DOI: 10.1021/ja062491e

Abstract: A metal−organic great rhombicuboctahedron (termed MOP-18) was functionalized with extended alkyl chains and crystallized. It has 12 rigid square-shaped Cu2(CO2)4 paddle-wheel building units and 24 5-dodecoxybenzene-1,3-dicarboxylate links. MOP-18 is soluble in a variety of organic solvents, such as tetrahydrofuran, chloroform, and toluene, which enabled its assembly on graphite substrate and its observation by scanning tunneling microscopy.