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The growing importance of crystalline molecular flasks and the crystalline sponge method

Gee, William J. (2017) The growing importance of crystalline molecular flasks and the crystalline sponge method. Dalton Transactions, (46). pp. 15979-15986. ISSN 1477-9226. (doi:10.1039/C7DT03136J) (KAR id:64223)


This article showcases recent advancements made using crystalline molecular flasks and the widening list of prospective applications for the crystalline sponge method. This expansion has coincided with an increasing number of materials termed crystalline sponges, and a report of a predictive means of identifying candidates from crystallographic databases. The crystalline sponge method’s primary application has been determination of absolute configuration, and this has evolved from the analysis of carefully chosen planar aromats to more diverse identification of natural products, biological metabolites, and analysis of volatile chemical components. However with time-resolved X-ray crystallography providing arguably the most informative atomic scale insights of dynamic chemical processes, this application of the crystalline sponge method may soon eclipse structural determination in terms of importance.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1039/C7DT03136J
Uncontrolled keywords: crystalline sponge method, crystalline molecular flask, metal-organic framework, porous coordination polymers
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD156 Inorganic synthesis
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: William Gee
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 16:01 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2022 22:10 UTC
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