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A triple helix of double helicates: three hierarchical levels of self-assembly in a single structure

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Abstract

The bis-bidentate bridging ligand L reacts with Ag(I) ions to form a conventional dinuclear [Ag2L2]2+ double helicate; individual double helicate units assemble via Ag⋯Ag interactions into infinite chains, three of which wrap around a central spine of anions to give a triple helical braid, which is therefore an infinite triple helix composed of molecular double helicate subunits.

Graphical abstract: A triple helix of double helicates: three hierarchical levels of self-assembly in a single structure

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The article was received on 10 Jan 2012, accepted on 14 Feb 2012 and first published on 15 Feb 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC30197K
Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 3605-3607

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    A triple helix of double helicates: three hierarchical levels of self-assembly in a single structure

    A. Stephenson and M. D. Ward, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 3605
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC30197K

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