Photos of the Day: SOFs for Biomimetics
Rigid triangular struts self-assemble in combination with macrocycle rings in solution to create a supramolecular organic framework (SOF). Each strut contains functional units that resist stacking to maintain the 2D framework in a single layer.
Yi Liu at the Molecular Foundry. (Credit: Roy Kaltschmidt)
SOFs feature a porous framework with honeycomb periodicity similar to a MOF.