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18  Supramolecular coordination chemistry

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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, {W40}24−, 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+. Finally, a high-nuclearity “Celtic-Ring” isopolyoxotungstate, [H12W36O120]12−, that captures trace potassium ions, has been discovered.

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The article was first published on 04 Aug 2005

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B410477N
Citation: Annu. Rep. Prog. Chem., Sect. A: Inorg. Chem., 2005,101, 348-374
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    18  Supramolecular coordination chemistry

    L. Cronin, Annu. Rep. Prog. Chem., Sect. A: Inorg. Chem., 2005, 101, 348
    DOI: 10.1039/B410477N

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