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Molecules 2017, 22(1), 144; doi:10.3390/molecules22010144

Advances in Solid-State Transformations of Coordination Bonds: From the Ball Mill to the Aging Chamber

Department of Chemistry, McGill University, 801 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC H1P 1W1, Canada
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Academic Editor: Koichi Komatsu
Received: 12 November 2016 / Revised: 24 December 2016 / Accepted: 26 December 2016 / Published: 17 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mechanochemistry)
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Controlling the formation of coordination bonds is pivotal to the development of a plethora of functional metal-organic materials, ranging from coordination polymers, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to metallodrugs. The interest in and commercialization of such materials has created a need for more efficient, environmentally-friendly routes for making coordination bonds. Solid-state coordination chemistry is a versatile greener alternative to conventional synthesis, offering quantitative yields, enhanced stoichiometric and topological selectivity, access to a wider range of precursors, as well as to molecules and materials not readily accessible in solution or solvothermally. With a focus on mechanochemical, thermochemical and “accelerated aging” approaches to coordination polymers, including pharmaceutically-relevant materials and microporous MOFs, this review highlights the recent advances in solid-state coordination chemistry and techniques for understanding the underlying reaction mechanisms. View Full-Text
Keywords: mechanochemistry; coordination polymers; metal-organic frameworks; green chemistry; solid-state chemistry; solvent-free synthesis; reaction mechanisms; sustainable synthesis mechanochemistry; coordination polymers; metal-organic frameworks; green chemistry; solid-state chemistry; solvent-free synthesis; reaction mechanisms; sustainable synthesis
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Mottillo, C.; Friščić, T. Advances in Solid-State Transformations of Coordination Bonds: From the Ball Mill to the Aging Chamber. Molecules 2017, 22, 144.

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