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Issue 11, 2014
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Self-promoted post-synthetic modification of metal–ligand M2L3 mesocates

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Abstract

Reactive alcohol functionality has been incorporated into a self-assembled M2L3 mesocate. Post-synthetic modification of this complex with suitable isocyanates is not only possible, but is self-catalyzed by multiple internal hydrogen bonds from the self-assembly. As the metal–ligand coordination is reversible at elevated temperature, the isomeric distribution of product changes upon reaction, due to the different steric bulk conferred on the assembly after the modification.

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Submitted
04 Nov 2013
Accepted
07 Dec 2013
First published
10 Dec 2013

Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 1378-1380
Article type
Communication
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Self-promoted post-synthetic modification of metal–ligand M2L3 mesocates

M. C. Young, A. M. Johnson and R. J. Hooley, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 1378
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48444K

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