IUPAC Update: Coordination polymer/MOF nomenclature

Following on from the previous blog last year ‘IUPAC Survey: Coordination polymer/MOF nomenclature’, we can now report the IUPAC division of Inorganic Chemistry has published a Highlight article ‘Coordination polymers, metal–organic frameworks and the need for terminology guidelines’. The paper is a summary of the work of the task group so far and the interactions they have had with scientists in the area.

The most common terms are coordination polymer and metal-organic framework and it can be difficult to know which structures are covered by which names and what these names mean to different people. This paper introduces the different ideas between various groups and provides an agenda for further work in the area.

Given the significance and interest of this article it has been made free to access until the end of March and can be downloaded below.

Coordination polymers, metal–organic frameworks and the need for terminology guidelines
Stuart R. Batten, Neil R. Champness, Xiao-Ming Chen, Javier Garcia-Martinez, Susumu Kitagawa, Lars Öhrström, Michael O’Keeffe, Myunghyun Paik Suh and Jan Reedijk
CrystEngComm, 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE06488J

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