Extended metal-carbohydrate frameworks

Zhichang Liu, J. Fraser Stoddart
2014 Pure and Applied Chemistry  
Cyclodextrins (CDs) – a family of cyclic oligosaccharides – are ideal building blocks for the construction of environmentally benign materials. Herein, we reflect upon the serendipitous discovery of two classes of extended crystalline materials – referred to as cyclodextrin metal-organic frameworks (CD-MOFs) and CD-Bamboo – based on CDs which offer opportunities for potential applications in the world of industry and commerce all the way from sequestering carbon dioxide to extracting gold in an
more » ... eco-friendly manner. The crucial role of serendipity in scientific research expresses itself two times over at the boundaries between coordination chemistry with materials science.
doi:10.1515/pac-2014-0303 fatcat:qza6ba6n4rajnhs5bnvx4a6gme