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Self-assembly of magnesium-seamed hexameric pyrogallol[4]arene nanocapsules

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Abstract

The solvothermal synthesis of a metal-seamed hexameric nanocapsule from pyrogallol[4]arenes and magnesium is reported. The unique non-toxic and biocompatible nature of divalent magnesium cations in addition to the large inherent cavities make these nanocapsules promising for potential application in biomedicine. In addition, we show that these nanocapsules can form cocrystals with pyridine molecules through hydrogen bonding, which sheds light to cocrystallization of supramolecular nanocapsules with small pharmaceutics.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of magnesium-seamed hexameric pyrogallol[4]arene nanocapsules

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The article was received on 15 Feb 2017, accepted on 13 Mar 2017 and first published on 13 Mar 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01208J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 4312-4314
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    Self-assembly of magnesium-seamed hexameric pyrogallol[4]arene nanocapsules

    C. Zhang, R. S. Patil, T. Li, C. L. Barnes and J. L. Atwood, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 4312
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01208J

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