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Porous coordination copolymers and methods for their production

United States Patent

July 17, 2012
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A coordination polymer includes a plurality of metal atoms or metal clusters linked together by a plurality of organic linking ligands. Each linking ligand comprises a residue of a negatively charged polydentate ligand. Characteristically, the plurality of multidentate ligands include a first linking ligand having first hydrocarbon backbone and a second ligand having a second hydrocarbon backbone. The first hydrocarbon backbone is different than the second hydrocarbon backbone.
Matzger; Adam J. (Ann Arbor, MI), Wong-Foy; Antek G. (Ann Arbor, MI), Koh; Kyoungmoo (Ann Arbor, MI)
The Regents of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
11/ 848,222
August 30, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FG26-04NT42121 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights to the invention.