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Amphiphile-like self assembly of metal organic polyhedra having both polar and non-polar groups

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Abstract

Mixed linker metal–organic polyhedra (MOPs) with polar and non-polar groups on the same MOP have been synthesized. This yields two types of MOPs, one where the ligands are evenly and symmetrically distributed over each polyhedron, as confirmed crystallographically and the other where respective groups segregate. The segregation is confirmed by the amphiphile-like behavior of the latter MOP in different polarity solvents, as seen through transmission electron microscopy (TEM) even though the anchor points of the functional groups are ∼10 Å apart on the MOP surface.

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The article was received on 08 Dec 2017, accepted on 18 Dec 2017 and first published on 18 Dec 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC09413B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 1722-1725
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    Amphiphile-like self assembly of metal organic polyhedra having both polar and non-polar groups

    G. Lal, S. J. Lee, D. M. Spasyuk and G. K. H. Shimizu, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 1722
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC09413B

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