ECM29: MS.19: Topology of crystal structures

Cari soci,
vi inoltro l’invito del socio Davide Proserpio
Annalisa Guerri


*The 29th European Crystallographic Meeting, August 23-28, 2015 Rovinj, Croatia*

Chairs: Davide M. Proserpio, Tonči Balić-Zunić
19. Topology of crystal structures

The design of new crystalline materials with extended framework structures such as coordination polymers, Metal Organic Frameworks and supramolecular networks, is of great interest due to their potential applications in different areas such as catalysis, gas uptake and ion exchange just to mention a few. The large variety of topologies shown by these extended architectures is also intriguing and the topological analysis of these structures has been the subject of numerous studies and different approaches have been devised for the rationalization and classification of these frameworks. Recently the role of the topology in crystal chemistry has been reviewed also in connection to properties: interpenetration in metal-organic frameworks can control gas uptake capabilities and catalysis; entanglement has been explored to tune magnetic properties; the role of minimal surface has been shown fundamental in the liquid crystal domains; tiling theory has been applied for zeolite prediction and properties. The MS will be focused on the following topics: underlying nets in coordination networks and
supramolecular networks (H-bonds, halogen-bonds and other secondary interactions); entanglement in periodic structures; interpenetration & properties; minimal surfaces; rod packings & nets; nanocluster and
tillings in intermetallics and zeolites; cluster topology in polynuclear inorganic compounds.