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Cubic Polyoxometalate−Organic Molecular Cage

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posted on 03.11.2010 by Shou-Tian Zheng, Jie Zhang, Xin-Xiong Li, Wei-Hui Fang, Guo-Yu Yang
Tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane (Tris) was successfully grafted onto the surface of a Ni6-substituted polyoxotungstate formed in situ to further generate a three-connected polyoxometalate building block. The cooperative assembly of Tris functionalized three-connected building blocks and rigid 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylate gave rise to an unprecedented cubic polyoxometalate−organic molecular cage with high thermal and hydrothermal stability.

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