Guest-Directed Supramolecular Architectures of {W-36} Polyoxometalate Crowns

McGlone, T., Streb, C., Long, D.L. and Cronin, L. (2009) Guest-Directed Supramolecular Architectures of {W-36} Polyoxometalate Crowns. Chemistry: An Asian Journal, 4(10), pp. 1612-1618. (doi:10.1002/asia.200900242)

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Abstract

The {W-36} isopolyoxotungstate cluster provides a stable inorganic molecular platform for the binding of inorganic and organic guest molecules. This is achieved by a binding pocket formed by six terminal oxo ligands located in the central cavity of the all-inorganic cation binding host. Previously it was shown that the cluster can specifically bind primary amines and importantly, functionalized diamines through a combination of electrostatic and hydrogen bonding interactions. Here we transform this assembly strategy to utilize the binding of long-chain alkyldiammonium guest cations to physical-ly define the supramolecular structure of the clusters with respect to each other and demonstrate the structure direction as a function of alkyl chain length. The systematic variation of the chain length gives access to five supramolecular assemblies which were all fully characterized using single crystal XRD, TGA, H-1 NMR, and elemental analysis. In compound 1, diprotonated 1,8-diaminooctane molecules link the {W-36} clusters into infinite 1D zigzag chains, whereas compounds 2 and 3 feature trimeric {W-36} assemblies directly connected through protonated 1,9-diaminononane (2) or 1,10-diaminodecane (3) linkers. Compound 4 contains dumb-bell shaped dimeric units as a result of direct center-tocenter linkages between the {W-36}) clusters formed by protonated 1,12-diaminododecane. In compound 5, triply protonated bis(hexamethylene)triamine was employed to obtain linear 1D chains of directly connected {W-36} cluster units .

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:ARCHITECTURES ASSEMBLIES BINDING BUILDING-BLOCKS CELTIC-RING ISOPOLYOXOTUNGSTATE CHEMISTRY CLUSTER CLUSTERS COMPLEXES CRYSTAL DEVICES host-guest systems HYBRID HYDROGEN ISOPOLYOXOTUNGSTATE LIGAND LIGANDS MOLECULE MOLECULES NANOSTRUCTURES NMR organic-inorganic hybrids POLYOXOMETALATE POLYOXOMOLYBDATES self-assembly SINGLE STRATEGY structural design Supramolecular Chemistry UNIT UNITS
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Long, Dr De Liang and Cronin, Professor Leroy and Streb, Mr Carsten
Authors: McGlone, T., Streb, C., Long, D.L., and Cronin, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Chemistry: An Asian Journal
ISSN:1861-4728

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