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High fidelity sorting of remarkably similar components via metal-mediated assembly

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Abstract

Subtle differences in ligand coordination angle and rigidity lead to high fidelity sorting between individual components displaying identical coordination motifs upon metal-mediated self-assembly. Narcissistic self-sorting can be achieved between highly similar ligands that vary minimally in rigidity and internal coordination angle upon combination with Fe(II) ions and 2-formylpyridine. Selective, sequential cage formation can be precisely controlled in a single flask from a mix of three different core ligands (and 33 total components) differing only in the hybridization of one group that is uninvolved in the metal coordination process.

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Submitted
08 May 2015
Accepted
27 May 2015
First published
02 Jun 2015

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 4801-4806
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Edge Article

High fidelity sorting of remarkably similar components via metal-mediated assembly

L. R. Holloway, M. C. Young, G. J. O. Beran and R. J. Hooley, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 4801
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01689D

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