Unravelling the complexities of inorganic and supramolecular self-assembly in solution with electrospray and cryospray mass spectrometry

Miras, H.N. , Wilson, E.F. and Cronin, L. (2009) Unravelling the complexities of inorganic and supramolecular self-assembly in solution with electrospray and cryospray mass spectrometry. Chemical Communications(11), pp. 1297-1311. (doi:10.1039/b819534j)

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Abstract

Electrospray (ESI) and cryospray mass spectrometry (CSI-MS) are proving to be exceptionally versatile tools when used in conjunction with high resolution time-of-flight (TOF) systems to investigate the self-assembly of supramolecular architectures, inorganic coordination and organometallic compounds, labile molecules and clusters both from a structural and mechanistic point of view. In this feature article, we review very recent progress where mass spectrometry is being applied to highly labile and complex coordination and polyoxometalate (POM) cluster systems and we present some highlights from our initial electrospray and cryospray studies, which probe the self-assembly of inorganic cluster architectures. We discuss the major contributions of ESI and CSI-MS to labile and self-assembling inorganic architectures with great emphasis on future potential and ramifications for inorganic chemistry and the area of self-assembly as a whole.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:ARCHITECTURES BUILDING-BLOCKS CATALYSIS CHEMISTRY CLUSTER CLUSTER CAGE CLUSTERS COMPLEX COMPLEXES COMPLEXITIES COORDINATION CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE CYCLOPHOSPHAZENE COMPLEX HYDROGEN-PEROXIDE mass spectrometry MASS-SPECTROMETRY MOLECULE MOLECULES OXIDATION POLYOXOMETALATE POLYOXOMETALATE CHEMISTRY RECENT PROGRESS RESOLUTION SELF-ASSEMBLIES self-assembly SINGLE-MOLECULE MAGNETS SOLID-STATE SYSTEM SYSTEMS
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Moiras, Dr Haralampos and Cronin, Professor Lee
Authors: Miras, H.N., Wilson, E.F., and Cronin, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Chemical Communications
Journal Abbr.:Chem. Comm.
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN:1359-7345
ISSN (Online):1364-548X
Published Online:13 February 2009

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
461871Evolvable Process Design.Leroy CroninEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/F016360/1Chemistry