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Molecule-Based Crystalline Materials, 2nd Edition

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 760

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State Key Laboratory of Structural Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, China
Interests: metal-organic framework; covalent organic framework; film; membrane; nonlinear optics; optical limiting; chirality; circularly polarized luminescence
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Molecule-based crystalline materials, including metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent-organic frameworks (COFs), and supramolecular organic frameworks (SOFs), possess a highly specific surface area, well-defined and ordered pores, variable structures, and tunable chemical functionalities, attracting great attention for their potential application in molecule adsorption and separation, photo/electrocatalysts, biomedical engineering and optical/electric devices and sensors, and so on. This Special Issue aims to provide an overview of the recent discoveries of the synthesis and functions of molecule-based crystalline materials, including new MOF, COF, SOF, and other molecule-based complex designs, the study of their growth mechanics, and their potential application in a broad range of fields.

Prof. Dr. Zhi-Gang Gu
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  • metal-organic frameworks
  • covalent-organic frameworks
  • supramolecular organic frameworks
  • crystalline materials
  • chemical synthesis
  • functional applications

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The Synthesis, Structure, and Dielectric Properties of a One-Dimensional Hydrogen-Bonded DL-α-Phenylglycine Supramolecular Crown-Ether-Based Inclusion Compound
by Yang Liu, Hongzhi Hu, Huanhuan Qi, Meixia Lv and Zunqi Liu
Molecules 2023, 28(22), 7586; - 14 Nov 2023
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A novel hydrogen-bonded supramolecular crown-ether-based inclusion compound, [(DL-α-Phenylglycine)(18-crown-6)]+[(CoCl4)0.5](1), was obtained via evaporation in a methanolic solution at room temperature using DL-α-phenylglycine, 18-crown-6, cobalt chloride (CoCl2), and hydrochloric acid. Its structure, thermal [...] Read more.
A novel hydrogen-bonded supramolecular crown-ether-based inclusion compound, [(DL-α-Phenylglycine)(18-crown-6)]+[(CoCl4)0.5](1), was obtained via evaporation in a methanolic solution at room temperature using DL-α-phenylglycine, 18-crown-6, cobalt chloride (CoCl2), and hydrochloric acid. Its structure, thermal properties, and electrical properties were characterized via elemental analysis, single-crystal X-ray diffraction, variable-temperature infrared spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, and variable temperature–variable frequency dielectric constant testing. The compound was a monoclinic crystal system in the C2 space group at low temperature (100 K) and room temperature (293 K). Analysis of the single crystal structure showed that [(CoCl4)0.5] presented an edge-sharing ditetrahedral structure in the disordered state, while the protonated DL-α-phenylglycine molecule in the disordered state and intramolecular hydroxyl group (-OH) underwent dynamic rocking, causing a significant stretching motion of the O-H···Cl-type one-dimensional hydrogen bond chain. This resulted in dielectric anomalies in the three axes of the crystal, thus showing significant dielectric anisotropy. Full article
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