Crystal engineering of porphyrin framework solids

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This article describes recent achievements made by us and other groups in targeted synthesis of porphyrin-based framework solids by various non-covalent mechanisms of molecular recognition. The self-assembly processes are effected in a tunable manner either by direct association of suitably designed porphyrin building blocks, or by their supramolecular aggregation through external linkers as metal ions and organic bi-dentate ligands. Many of these crystalline porphyrin materials exhibit open architectures and remarkable structural integrity, and their potential application for selective guest storage and molecular sieving is highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1243-1254
Number of pages12
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - 14 Mar 2005


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