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

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posted on 05.07.2006, 00:00 by Hiroyasu Furukawa, Jaheon Kim, Katherine E. Plass, Omar M. Yaghi
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.