Organically-functionalised supertetrahedra as building blocks for hybrid materials

Paz Vaqueiro, M. Lucia Romero

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The crystal structures of gallium sulfides prepared under solvothermal conditions, using 4-picoline as a solvent, are described. These materials contain [Ga10S16(NC6H7) 4]2- clusters, in which the terminal S2- anions have been replaced by covalently bonded 4-picoline molecules. Whilst these phases contain isolated supertetrahedral clusters separated by organic moieties, linkage of such clusters via organic ligands is possible under suitable reaction conditions. These organically-functionalised supertetrahedra could therefore be used to design novel Metal-Organic frameworks (MOFs) in which the normally-encountered metal centers are replaced by supertetrahedral clusters. © 2009 Materials Research Society.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid-State Chemistry of Inorganic Materials VII
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 1 Dec 20085 Dec 2008


Conference2008 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


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