Towards an environmentally-friendly laboratory: dimensionality and reactivity in the mechanosynthesis of metal–organic compounds

Vjekoslav Štrukil, Laszlo Fabian, David G. Reid, Melinda J. Duer, Graham J. Jackson, Mirjana Eckert-Maksić, Tomislav Friščić

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We present a proof-of-principle study of an environmentally-friendly approach to laboratory research, in which the synthesis and structural characterisation of metal–organic complexes and frameworks are achieved without using bulk solvents; our study addresses the use of heteroditopic ligands for manipulating the dimensionality of metal–organic materials and describes how kinetic obstacles in such mechanosynthesis can be overcome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9191-9193
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2010

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