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Clathrochelate-based bipyridylligands of nanoscale dimensions: easy-to-access building blocks for supramolecular chemistry

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Abstract

Boronic acid-capped clathrochelates were used to build rigid, linear bipyridyl ligands with adjustable lengths between 1.5 and 5.4 nm. The syntheses can be accomplished in one or two steps from simple starting materials. The potential of these ligands as building blocks for metallasupramolecular chemistry is unveiled through the preparation of a discrete metallamacrocyclic structure and a heterometallic coordination polymer.

Graphical abstract: Clathrochelate-based bipyridyl ligands of nanoscale dimensions: easy-to-access building blocks for supramolecular chemistry

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Submitted
17 Jan 2013
Accepted
28 Jan 2013
First published
07 Feb 2013

Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 1658-1662
Article type
Edge Article

Clathrochelate-based bipyridyl ligands of nanoscale dimensions: easy-to-access building blocks for supramolecular chemistry

M. D. Wise, A. Ruggi, M. Pascu, R. Scopelliti and K. Severin, Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 1658 DOI: 10.1039/C3SC50155H

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