The paper describing porous gels and colloids made of metal-organic polyhedra is now published in Nature Communications!!! We showed a new fabrication method of porous soft matter by combining the knowledge of coordination chemistry and supramolecular chemistry. This is a true collaboration with Prof. Takashi Hirose from the Matsuda Lab at Grad. School of Engineering, Kyoto University and Prof. Kenji Urayama from Kyoto Institute of Technology. The lead authors are Arnau and Gavin. Congratulations!!

“Self-assembly of metal–organic polyhedra into supramolecular polymers with intrinsic microporosity”
Arnau Carné-Sánchez, Gavin A. Craig, Patrick Larpent, Takashi Hirose, Masakazu Higuchi, Susumu Kitagawa, Kenji Matsuda, Kenji Urayama, Shuhei Furukawa
Nat. Commun. 20189, 2506. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-04834-0

The result was press released via Kyoto University (Japanese) and EurekAlert (English)! Several Japanese news papers highlighted our research. (Go to Press Release).

Illustration credit to a good friend of Shuhei, Hayanon’s Science Manga Studio

The first author, Arnau Carne-Sanchez also wrote the Behind-the-Paper story “Polymerising Pores” in Nature Research Chemistry Community; want to read it!