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Topotactic elimination of water across a C-C ligand bond in a dense 3-D metal-organic framework

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/11/2014
<mark>Journal</mark>Chemical Communications
Issue number87
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)13292-13295
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date8/09/14
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Upon heating, lithium L-malate undergoes topotactic dehydration to form a phase containing the unsaturated fumarate ligand, in which the original 3-D framework remains intact. Insight into this unusual transformation has been obtained by single crystal X-ray diffraction, MAS-NMR, in situ powder X-ray diffraction and DFT calculations.