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Basic building units, self-assembly and crystallization in the formation of complex inorganic open architectures

Rao, CNR (2001) Basic building units, self-assembly and crystallization in the formation of complex inorganic open architectures. In: Journal of Chemical Sciences, 113 (5-6). pp. 363-374.

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Abstract

Careful investigations of open-framework metal phosphates reveal that the formation of these complex architectures is likely to involve a process wherein one-dimensional ladders or chains, and possibly zero-dimensional monomers, transform to higher dimensional structures. The one-dimensional ladder appears to be the primary building unit of these structures. At one stage of the building-up process, spontaneous self-assembly of a low-dimensional structure such as the ladder seems to occur, followed by crystallization of a two- or three-dimensional structure. Accordingly, many of the higher dimensional structures retain the structural features of the 1D structure, indicating the occurrence of self-assembly. These findings mark the beginnings of our understanding of complex supramolecular inorganic materials.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences
Keywords: Complex inorganic open architectures;open-framework metal phosphates;one-dimensional ladder;supramolecular inorganic materials.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2008 10:01
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2011 07:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/16611

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