Journal Article Glass formation via structural fragmentation of a 2D coordination network.

Umeyama, D  ,  Funnell, N P  ,  Cliffe, M J  ,  Hill, J A  ,  Goodwin, A L  ,  Hijikata, Y  ,  Itakura, T  ,  Okubo, T  ,  Horike, S  ,  Kitagawa, S

51 ( 64 )  , pp.12728 - 12731 , 2015-07-07 , Royal Society of Chemistry
The structure of a glass obtained by the melt quenching of a two-dimensional (2D) coordination network was examined. X-ray analyses disclosed a 2D-to-0D structural transformation before and after glass formation. The mechanism is unique to coordination compounds, as it is characterized by labile and flexible coordination bonds.

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