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Metal–organic container molecules through subcomponent self-assembly

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Abstract

A variety of different three-dimensional metal–organic container molecules have recently been prepared using subcomponent self-assembly, which relies upon metal template effects to generate complex structures from simple molecular precursors and metal salts. Many of these structures have well defined internal pockets, allowing guest species to be bound and the chemical reactivity of these guests to be modified. Such host molecules have potential applications ranging from the protection of sensitive chemical species to the separation and purification of substrates as diverse as gases, gold compounds, and fullerenes.

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Submitted
31 Aug 2012
Accepted
07 Dec 2012
First published
10 Dec 2012

Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 2476-2490
Article type
Feature Article

Metal–organic container molecules through subcomponent self-assembly

T. K. Ronson, S. Zarra, S. P. Black and J. R. Nitschke, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 2476
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC36363A

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