Ligand-directed template assembly for the construction of gigantic molybdenum blue wheels

Xuan, W., Pow, R., Zheng, Q., Watfa, N., Long, D.-L. and Cronin, L. (2019) Ligand-directed template assembly for the construction of gigantic molybdenum blue wheels. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 58(32), pp. 10867-10872. (doi:10.1002/anie.201901818) (PMID:31155800) (PMCID:PMC6771582)

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Abstract

Template‐mediated synthesis is a powerful approach to build a variety of functional materials and complex supramolecular systems. However, the systematic study of how templates structurally evolve from basic building blocks, and then affect the templated self‐assembly, is critical to understanding and utilizing the underlying mechanism, to work towards designed assembly. Here we describe the templated self‐assembly of a series of gigantic Mo Blue (MB) clusters 1–4 using l‐ornithine as a structure‐directing ligand. We show that by using l‐ornithine as a structure director, we can form new template⊂host assemblies. Based on the structural relationship between encapsulated templates of {Mo8} (1), {Mo17} (2) and {Mo36} (4), a pathway of the structural evolution of templates is proposed. This provides insight into how gigantic Mo Blue cluster rings form and could lead to full control over the designed assembly of gigantic Mo‐blue rings.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Xuan, Mr Weimin and Watfa, Dr Nancy and Pow, Mr Robert William and Zheng, Ms Qi and Long, Dr Deliang and Cronin, Professor Lee
Authors: Xuan, W., Pow, R., Zheng, Q., Watfa, N., Long, D.-L., and Cronin, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Angewandte Chemie (International Edition)
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1433-7851
ISSN (Online):1521-3773
Published Online:02 June 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in Angewandte Chemie (International Edition) 58(32):10867-10872
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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