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Metal–organic container molecules through subcomponent self-assembly

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Abstract

A variety of different three-dimensional metal–organic container molecules have recently been prepared using subcomponent self-assembly, which relies upon metal template effects to generate complex structures from simple molecular precursors and metal salts. Many of these structures have well defined internal pockets, allowing guest species to be bound and the chemical reactivity of these guests to be modified. Such host molecules have potential applications ranging from the protection of sensitive chemical species to the separation and purification of substrates as diverse as gases, gold compounds, and fullerenes.

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The article was received on 31 Aug 2012, accepted on 07 Dec 2012 and first published on 10 Dec 2012


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC36363A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 2476-2490
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    Metal–organic container molecules through subcomponent self-assembly

    T. K. Ronson, S. Zarra, S. P. Black and J. R. Nitschke, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 2476
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC36363A

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