Modular assembly of a functional polyoxometalate-based open framework constructed from unsupported AgI⋯AgI interactions

Carsten Streb, Chris Ritchie, De Liang Long, Paul Kögerler, Leroy Cronin

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(Figure Presented) No ligand support: Modular assembly of the title system (see picture; Ag purple, W blue, O red) has been achieved using {H 3W12O40}5- and {Ag2} 2+ building blocks to give a material with [Ag(CH3CN) 4]+ ions in its microporous channels. This framework is constructed by unsupported AgI⋯AgI interactions, and sorption studies show that the framework can reversibly adsorb up to 10 wt% acetonitrile.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7579-7582
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Adsorption
  • Crystal engineering
  • Polyoxometalates
  • Self-assembly
  • Silver-silver interactions

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