Researchers using the ChemMatCARS 15-ID-B,C,D beamline at the APS are exploring a new family of anionic organic–inorganic hybrid doughnut-like nanostructures. The team’s research has been published in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Chemical Communications Journal.
A family of soluble organic–inorganic hybrid doughnut-like anions, hydoughnuts, has been prepared by the self-assembly of polyoxovanadate anions and 1,3-benzenedicarboxylate (bdc) linkers. Derivatives of the parent hydoughnut, [(V4O8Cl)4(bdc)8]4−, can be obtained by changing the counter-ion or by using a variant of bdc.
Zhuxiu Zhanga, Wen-Yang Gaob, Lukasz Wojtasb, Zhenjie Zhangb and Michael J. Zaworotko, “A New Family of Anionic Organic–inorganic Hybrid Doughnut-like Nanostructures,” Chemical Communications, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/C5CC02719E, Published April 27, 2015.