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Issue 3, 2019
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Heterometallic grids: synthetic strategies and recent advances

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Supramolecular metallogrid complexes are metalloclusters involving metal ions in planar array arrangements and organic ligands in perpendicular arrangements at each corner of the metal sites. Such essentially metal ion arrays have attracted great attention in the last three decades owing to their variety of interesting optical, electronic and magnetic properties. Among them, metallogrids containing more than one type of metal, that is heterometallic grids, are rare but have more potential to engineer a higher level functionality into one molecule. However, until now, only dozens of heterometallic grids have been reported without any specific review. Herein, we aim to give an overview of the assembly strategies, the physicochemical properties, and finally some perspectives on the future development of heterometallic grids.

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The article was received on 24 Oct 2018, accepted on 22 Nov 2018 and first published on 23 Nov 2018

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT04243H
Dalton Trans., 2019,48, 769-778

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    Heterometallic grids: synthetic strategies and recent advances

    Q. Yang and J. Tang, Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 769
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT04243H

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