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Design of open-framework germanates

DOI: 10.1080/08893110903428043 DOI Help

Authors: Kirsten Christensen (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Crystallography Reviews , VOL 16 (2) , PAGES 91-104

State: Published (Approved)
Published: April 2010

Abstract: For zeolite-type frameworks the focus has for a long time been put on producing new structures that can give optimized properties for a variety of different purposes. Many new structures have been produced on a trial and error basis. Open-framework germanates have played the role of forming many new structures as it is easier to form certain building units within the germanate system. It is time to start comparing synthesis mechanisms and building units to determine how we can control the synthesis. Here we will give an overview of some of the structures found within the open-framework germanate system and demonstrate that in order for more optimized systems to be synthesized there is a clear need for the more detailed comparison of the structural systematics of existing materials.

Journal Keywords: Germanate; Building Unit; Scale Chemistry; Design

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Materials


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