Macrocyclic and supramolecular coordination chemistry

Cronin, L. (2004) Macrocyclic and supramolecular coordination chemistry. Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry Section A: Inorganic Chemistry, 100, pp. 323-383. (doi: 10.1039/b311796k)

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There are an ever increasing number of interesting and complex supramolecular architectures being designed and isolated. However, a slight shift is detected towards an increasing focus on the application of the supramolecular concept to the area of functional materials, sensors and components for molecular electronics and nanofabrication. An ultra-large {Mn<sub>84</sub>} wheel-shaped cluster has been isolated that is a single-molecule magnet (SMM). Many new types of cluster frameworks have been synthesized, some notably (e.g. Fe<sub>14</sub>) using hydrothermal methods. Polyoxometalate clusters provide paradigms for cation capture and filtering, whereas ligand design has allowed access to a vast range of molecular grids, cubes, boxes and other complexes with interesting functionality <i>e.g.</i> solvatochromism, Zn(II)-sensors and a nanovalve.

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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