The paper describing gate-opening gas uptake in metal-organic polyhedra and how it can be switched off is now published in Chem. Sci. This would be one of a very few examples of gate-opening effect in the assemblies of molecular cages. We demonstrated it by taking an advantage of MOPs’ solution processability!! The lead authors are Gavin and Patrick. Congratulations!!

“Switchable Gate-Opening Effect in Metal-Organic Polyhedra Assemblies Through Solution Processing”
Gavin A. Craig, Patrick Larpent, Shinpei Kusaka, Ryotaro Matsuda, Susumu Kitagawa, Shuhei Furukawa
Chem. Sci. 2018, 9, 6463-6469. DOI:10.1039/C8SC02263A

The paper is also highlighted at the ChemSci Pick of the week. You can find the interview answered by the first author Gavin Craig at the RSC website: want to read it!

Our paper is also highlighted in 2018 Chemical Science HOT Article collection and featured in the cover picture of the issue 31. The cover image was drawn by our friend, Hayanon’s Science Manga Studio!!