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On-off porosity switching in a molecular organic solid

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  • James T. A. Jones
  • Daniel Holden
  • Tamoghna Mitra
  • Tom Hasell
  • Dave J. Adams
  • Kim E. Jelfs
  • Abbie Trewin
  • David J. Willock
  • Graeme M. Day
  • John Bacsa
  • Alexander Steiner
  • Andrew I. Cooper
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>17/01/2011
<mark>Journal</mark>Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number3
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)749-753
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Pulling the old switcheroo: Microporosity can be switched “on” and “off” in a crystalline molecular organic solid composed of cage molecules (see scheme). The switch is facilitated by conformational flexibility in the soft organic crystal state.