Robust Non-Interpenetrating Coordination Frameworks from New Shape-Persistent Building Blocks

2006-02-20T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Jonathan H. Chong Mark J. MacLachlan
New shape-persistent ligands derived from triptycene were synthesized, and reaction with copper iodide results in the assembly of non-interpenetrating coordination frameworks with hydrophobic void spaces. These structures are thermally stable and display reversible solvent adsorption, and <sup>1</sup>H NMR experiments show that they can be used to remove benzene from water.