A porous flexible homochiral SrSi2 array of single-stranded helical nanotubes exhibiting single-crystal-to-single-crystal oxidation transformation

You Gui Huang, Bin Mu, Paul M. Schoenecker, Cantwell G. Carson, Jagadeswara R. Karra, Yang Cai, Krista S. Walton

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Chiral nanotube: A flexible porous homochiral SrSi2 framework of two types of single-stranded helical nanotubes is presented (see structure). The CuI ions in the framework can be oxidized to CuII through single-crystal-to-single-crystal transformation forming a new, topologically equivalent phase, accompanied by an expansion in the unit cell volume of 12.51 %.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)436-440
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 10 2011



  • chirality
  • metal-organic frameworks
  • nanotubes
  • porous materials
  • single-crystal-to-single-crystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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