Polymers 2011, 3(4), 1750-1775; doi:10.3390/polym3041750
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Coordination Polymers and Metal Organic Frameworks Derived from 1,2,4-Triazole Amino Acid Linkers

Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences, Université Catholique de Louvain, Place L. Pasteur 1, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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Received: 5 July 2011; in revised form: 20 September 2011 / Accepted: 7 October 2011 / Published: 11 October 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Coordination Polymers)
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Abstract: The perceptible appearance of biomolecules as prospective building blocks in the architecture of coordination polymers (CPs) and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are redolent of their inclusion in the synthon/tecton library of reticular chemistry. In this frame, for the first time a synthetic strategy has been established for amine derivatization in amino acids into 1,2,4-triazoles. A set of novel 1,2,4-triazole derivatized amino acids were introduced as superlative precursors in the design of 1D coordination polymers, 2D chiral helicates and 3D metal-organic frameworks. Applications associated with these compounds are diverse and include gas adsorption-porosity partitioning, soft sacrificial matrix for morphology and phase selective cadmium oxide synthesis, FeII spin crossover materials, zinc-b-lactamases inhibitors, logistics for generation of chiral/non-centrosymmetric networks; and thus led to a foundation of a new family of functional CPs and MOFs that are reviewed in this invited contribution.
Keywords: coordination polymer; metal-organic frameworks; amino acids; transamination

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Naik, A.D.; Dîrtu, M.M.; Railliet, A.P.; Marchand-Brynaert, J.; Garcia, Y. Coordination Polymers and Metal Organic Frameworks Derived from 1,2,4-Triazole Amino Acid Linkers . Polymers 2011, 3, 1750-1775.

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Naik AD, Dîrtu MM, Railliet AP, Marchand-Brynaert J, Garcia Y. Coordination Polymers and Metal Organic Frameworks Derived from 1,2,4-Triazole Amino Acid Linkers . Polymers. 2011; 3(4):1750-1775.

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Naik, Anil D.; Dîrtu, Marinela M.; Railliet, Antoine P.; Marchand-Brynaert, Jacqueline; Garcia, Yann. 2011. "Coordination Polymers and Metal Organic Frameworks Derived from 1,2,4-Triazole Amino Acid Linkers ." Polymers 3, no. 4: 1750-1775.

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