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Pure Appl. Chem., 2013, Vol. 85, No. 2, pp. 405-416

Published online 2012-11-17

Porous coordination polymers constructed from anisotropic metal–carboxylate–pyridyl clusters

Yue-Biao Zhang and Jie-Peng Zhang*

MOE Key Laboratory of Bioinorganic and Synthetic Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China

Abstract: While isotropic metal–carboxylate clusters as secondary building blocks have enabled the rational design of porous coordination polymers (PCPs) with predictable topologies, augmented metal–carboxylate–pyridyl clusters can be used as anisotropic secondary building blocks to facilitate the construction of higher-connectivity frameworks and control over structural directionality in self-assembly.