Porous coordination polymers constructed from anisotropic
metal–carboxylate–pyridyl clusters

Yue-Biao Zhang and Jie-Peng Zhang*
Pure. Appl. Chem. 201385, 405-416
While isotropic metal–carboxylate clusters as secondary building blocks have enabled the rational design of porous coordination polymers (PCPs) with predictable topologies, augmented metal–carboxylate–pyridyl clusters can be used as anisotropic secondary building blocks to facilitate the construction of higher-connectivity frameworks and control over structural directionality in self-assembly.