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Highlight: Controlling flexibility in crystal engineering

Here, Christopher Pigge (University of Iowa, US) discusses both the advantages and disadvantages that can arise when using flexible components in crystal engineering.  Both organic (mainly triaroylbenzenes) and metal-organic framework systems derived from flexible ligands are reviewed.

Read the Highlight by Christopher Pigge here.

Losing control? “Design” of crystalline organic and metal-organic networks using conformationally flexible buidling blocks
F. Christopher Pigge
CrystEngComm, 2011, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/c0ce00417k

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