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Issue 30, 2017
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Programmable self-assembly of water-soluble organo-heterometallic cages [M12M′4L12] using 3-(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)pentane-2,4-dione (H2L)

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Abstract

A bifunctional ligand H2L featuring primary (pyrazole) and secondary (acetylacetone) coordination sites was preferentially reacted with dimetallic [M2(NO3)2](NO3)2 linkers at the pyrazolyl end of H2L, giving rise to dimetallic corners. Subsequently, the corners serve as the secondary site with M′ to form water-soluble organo-heterometallic [M12M′4L12] cages in a stepwise mode.

Graphical abstract: Programmable self-assembly of water-soluble organo-heterometallic cages [M12M′4L12] using 3-(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)pentane-2,4-dione (H2L)

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The article was received on 17 Jan 2017, accepted on 15 Mar 2017 and first published on 20 Mar 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC00425G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 4238-4241
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    Programmable self-assembly of water-soluble organo-heterometallic cages [M12M′4L12] using 3-(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)pentane-2,4-dione (H2L)

    Z. Chen, Y. Cui, X. Jiang, J. Tong and S. Yu, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 4238
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC00425G

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