Patent #US20100186588| "PREPARATION OF FUNCTIONALIZED ZEOLITIC FRAMEWORKS", filed Jul 16, 2008, is for the preparation of functionalized zeolitic frameworks. Here is its claim 1:
1. A zeolitic framework, comprising the general structure:
a plurality of the structure M-L-M, wherein M comprises a transition metal and L is a linking moiety, wherein the framework is selected from the group consisting of:
(a) M-L-M, wherein L comprises structure III; and
(b) M-L-M, wherein at least one L is structure III and at least one other L is structure I, II or a combination thereof:
wherein A can be either C or N, wherein R5-R8 are present when A1 and A4 comprise C, wherein R1, R4 or R9 comprise a non-sterically hindering group that does not interfere with M, wherein R2, R3, R5, R8, R10, R11, R12 are each individually an alkyl, halo-cyano-nitro-, wherein when the linking moiety comprises structure III, R10, R11 and R12 are each individually electron withdrawing groups, and wherein one of R6 and R7 comprise an electron withdrawing group.
I saw the earlier article The Silica-Like Extended Polymorphism of Cobalt(II) Imidazolate Three-Dimensional Frameworks: X-ray Single-Crystal Structures and Magnetic Properties. Is it prior art for this patent?