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A soft porous organic cage crystal with complex gas sorption behavior

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  • Tamoghna Mitra
  • Xiaofeng Wu
  • Rob Clowes
  • James T. A. Jones
  • Kim E. Jelfs
  • Dave J. Adams
  • Abbie Trewin
  • John Bacsa
  • Alexander Steiner
  • Andrew I. Cooper
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>09/2011
<mark>Journal</mark>Chemistry - A European Journal
Number of pages6
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Big softy! A soft porous molecular crystal composed of organic cages exhibits complex multistep gas sorption isotherms (see figure), analogous to those observed in soft porous metal–organic frameworks. Softness is induced by frustrated packing of the cages and structural flexibility leads to kinetic guest trapping.