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