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“Eggs in egg cartons”: co-crystallization to embed molecular cages into crystalline lattices

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Abstract

Discrete (M3L2)n cages assembled from a tripodal ligand (L) and metal ions (M: Cu(I) or Ag(I)) are embedded in networked coordination hosts formed by partial dissociation of the same discrete cages during the crystallization process. The resulting “eggs-in-an-egg-carton” structures provide unique examples of the co-crystallization of discrete and infinite coordination frameworks.

Graphical abstract: “Eggs in egg cartons”: co-crystallization to embed molecular cages into crystalline lattices

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Submitted
09 Jun 2020
Accepted
14 Sep 2020
First published
15 Sep 2020

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Chem. Sci., 2020, Advance Article
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Edge Article

“Eggs in egg cartons”: co-crystallization to embed molecular cages into crystalline lattices

Y. Domoto, M. Abe, K. Yamamoto, T. Kikuchi and M. Fujita, Chem. Sci., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0SC03191G

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