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August 2014 Volume 6 No 8

The topology of any given metal–organic framework (MOF) is typically determined after it is made, rather than being predicted before its synthesis based on the nature of the building blocks. Now, Mohamed Eddaoudi and colleagues have discovered a new MOF topology (denoted gea), and through an analysis of its components they have replicated the same connectivity in a different MOF. The cover depicts a blueprint for this (3,18) topology as well as the molecular and supermolecular building blocks (MBB and SBB, respectively) used to construct the second framework.

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IMAGE: V. GUILLERM AND M. EDDAOUDI

COVER DESIGN: ALEX WING