Crystal engineering

Covalent crystal growth

Millimetre-sized single crystals of covalent organic frameworks have been constructed by taking advantage of a reversible dimerization reaction of nitroso groups.

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Figure 1: The dynamic organic reaction that has led to the formation of covalent organic crystals.

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Mastalerz, M. Covalent crystal growth. Nature Chem 5, 810–811 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.1763

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