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.
Basic_building_units,_self-assembly.pdf - Published Version
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|
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