What are PCPs/MOFs? – Definition

Coordination Polymer

Definition
A coordination compound with repeating coordination entities extending in 1, 2, or 3 dimensions.

Coordination Network

Definition
A coordination compound extending, through repeating coordination entities, in 1 dimension, but with cross-links between two or more individual chains, loops, or spiro-links, or a coordination compound extending through repeating coordination entities in 2 or 3 dimensions.

Metal Organic Framework (MOF)

Definition
A metal–organic framework, abbreviated to MOF, is a coordination network with organic ligands containing potential voids. 
= Porous coordination polymer (PCP).

Please see more in the published papers
Terminology of Metal–Organic Frameworks and Coordination Polymers
(IUPAC Recommendations 2013)
S.R.Batten, N.R.Champness, X.-M.Chen, J.Garcia-Martinez, S.Kitagawa, L.Öhrström,
M.O’Keeffe, M.P.Suh, and J.Reedijk,
Pure Appl. Chem., 2013,85,1715.
CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 3001.

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