Designs of 3-Dimensional Networks and MOFs Using Mono- and Polymetallic Copper(I) Secondary Building Units and Mono- and Polythioethers: Materials Based on the Cu–S Coordination Bond

  • Pierre D. Harvey
  • Michael Knorr


This mini-review surveys 23 structures of 3D coordination polymers built upon mono-, di- as well as cyclic and acylic polythioethers. An emphasis is put on the Secondary Building Units (SBU) and the physical properties. Importantly, the key feature is that the dominant SBU is not the rhomboid (Cu2X2S4), but an inorganic polymer containing at least the chain of the type (CuX) n . In the latter type of SBU, these chain formations are observed for X = I, but predominantly for X = CN. In addition, a large portion of the surveyed materials exhibit rich photophysical properties, but on several occasions, these materials exhibit properties often attributed to MOFs, mainly solvent exchange.


Copper Thioether Luminescence Coordination polymer Cluster MOF 



The authors thank all the students and collaborators that are listed in the corresponding references. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Fonds de recherche du Québec—Nature et technologies (FRQNT), the Centre Québécois pour les Matériaux Fonctionnels (CQMF), et the Centre des matériaux optiques et photoniques de l’Université de Sherbrooke (CEMOPUS) as well as the CNRS are acknowledged for fundings.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Département de ChimieUniversité de SherbrookeSherbrookeCanada
  2. 2.Institut UTINAM, UMR CNRS 6213Université de Franche-ComtéBesançonFrance

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