Exploring the symmetry, structure, and self-assembly mechanism of a gigantic seven-fold symmetric {Pd84} wheel

Scullion, R. A., Surman, A. J. , Xu, F., Mathieson, J. S., Long, D. L. , Haso, F., Liu, T. and Cronin, L. (2014) Exploring the symmetry, structure, and self-assembly mechanism of a gigantic seven-fold symmetric {Pd84} wheel. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 53(38), pp. 10032-10037. (doi:10.1002/anie.201404621) (PMID:25044792)

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Abstract

The symmetry, structure and formation mechanism of the structurally self-complementary {Pd84} = [Pd84O42(PO4)42(CH3CO2)28](70-) wheel is explored. Not only does the symmetry give rise to a non-closest packed structure, the mechanism of the wheel formation is proposed to depend on the delicate balance between reaction conditions. We achieve the resolution of gigantic polyoxopalladate species through electrophoresis and size-exclusion chromatography, the latter has been used in conjunction with electrospray mass spectrometry to probe the formation of the ring, which was found to proceed by the stepwise aggregation of {Pd6}(-) = [Pd6O4(CH3CO2)2(PO4)3Na(6-n)H(n)](-) building blocks. Furthermore, the higher-order assembly of these clusters into hollow blackberry structures of around 50 nm has been observed using dynamic and static light scattering.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mathieson, Dr Jennifer and Long, Dr De Liang and Cronin, Professor Leroy and Surman, Dr Andrew
Authors: Scullion, R. A., Surman, A. J., Xu, F., Mathieson, J. S., Long, D. L., Haso, F., Liu, T., and Cronin, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Angewandte Chemie (International Edition)
Publisher:Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
ISSN:1433-7851
ISSN (Online):1521-3773

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