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Boronic acid building blocks: tools for self assembly

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Dynamic covalent functionality has been acknowledged as a powerful tool for the construction of organised architectures, the reversible nature thermodynamically facilitates self-control and self-correction. The use of boronic acids complexation with diols and their congeners has already shown great promise in realising and developing reversible boron-containing multicomponent systems with dynamic covalent functionality. The structure-directing potential has lead to the development of a variety of self-organisation involving not only macrocycles, cages and capsules, but also porous covalent organic frameworks and polymers. Structure controls as well as remarkable synthesis are highlighted in this feature article.

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30 Jul 2010
03 Nov 2010
First published
29 Nov 2010

Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 1124-1150
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Feature Article

Boronic acid building blocks: tools for self assembly

R. Nishiyabu, Y. Kubo, T. D. James and J. S. Fossey, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 1124
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC02921A

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