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November 2013

Self-assembled Single-layer 2D Frameworks


Scientific Achievement

Foundry Users have created the first 2D supramolecular organic framework (SOF) with honeycomb periodicity using a novel solution-based self-assembly approach.

Significance and Impact

Highly ordered and tunable SOFs lead to new layer-by-layer routes to the synthesis of complex architectures, with potential applications in gas purification, absorption, separation, sensing, and catalysis.

Research Details


K. D. Zhang, J. Tian, D. Hanifi, Y. Zhang, A. C. Sue, T. Y. Zhou, L. Zhang, X. Zhao, Y. Liu, Z. T. Li. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013 [epub ahead of print].