The basic geometries for three-dimensional low-connectivity nets are described. Examples of open framework solids with these topologies are adduced for illustration. Attention is drawn to methods of producing open frameworks by decoration and expansion of simple nets. (C) 2000 Academic Press.
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This work is supported by the National Science Foundation (DMR-9804817) (MOK) and (DMR-9980469) (OMY) and Department of Energy (Division of Chemical Sciences, O$ce of Basic Energy Sciences, Grant DE-FG03-98ER14903) (OMY).