In their recent Dalton Transactions Hot Article, Susumu Kitagawa and colleagues show that mechanochemical synthesis is a promising alternative method for the systematic and large-scale production of porous coordination polymers (PCPs).
Mechanochemistry involves the grinding of solids together to force them to react – no solvent needed. This is good news as mechanochemical methods can be cheaper, faster, greener and simpler than more conventional reaction process.
Systematic mechanochemical preparation of a series of coordination pillared layer frameworks
Hirotoshi Sakamoto, Ryotaro Matsuda and Susumu Kitagawa
Dalton Trans., 2012, DOI: 10.1039/C2DT12012G