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Framework for a molecular prison

A remarkable family of solids exists in which host compounds hold guest molecules captive in their rooms. The latest example has an unprecedented topology and opens up fresh avenues for investigation.

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Figure 1: Cage construction.

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Pouchard, M. Framework for a molecular prison. Nature 442, 878–879 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/442878a

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