Supramolecular coordination chemistry

Cronin, L. (2006) Supramolecular coordination chemistry. Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry Section A: Inorganic Chemistry, 101, pp. 348-374. (doi: 10.1039/b410477n)

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Highlights include the formation of the first uranyl-based metallamacrocycles, the assembly of chiral metallocycles containing as many as 47 metal centres by cyclization of metal- and ligand-terminated oligomers under kinetic control, the formation of mesoscopic molecular polygons and capsules that can enantioselectively bind guests, and architectures that 'self-select' from a dynamic combinatorial library. Additionally, structural control on the nanomolecular scale has been demonstrated by the formation of a number of polyoxometalate systems including the self-assembly of the polyoxotungstate wheel, {W<sub>40</sub>}<sup>24-</sup>, and development of a highly charged nano-container capsule with 20 nanosized pores and channels which allow the entrance of cations like Pr and Li<sup>+</sup>. Finally, a high-nuclearity "Celtic-Ring" isopolyoxotungstate, [H<sub>12</sub>W<sub>36</sub>O<sub>120</sub>]<sup>12-</sup>, that captures trace potassium ions, has been discovered.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cronin, Professor Lee
Authors: Cronin, L.
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
University Centres > Glasgow Materials Research Initiative
Journal Name:Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry Section A: Inorganic Chemistry

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