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Core expansion of bis-calix[4]arene-supported clusters

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Calix[4]arenes are excellent ligand supports for the synthesis of polymetallic clusters of transition and lanthanide metal ions, as well as 3d–4f ion mixtures. Bis-calix[4]arene, a recent addition to the calixarene family, forms structurally related cages that mirror the metal ion binding preferences of calix[4]arene. Here we show that stoichiometric control causes remarkable expansion in the cores of two known bis-calix[4]arene-supported clusters, with concomitant changes to the magnetic properties observed.

Graphical abstract: Core expansion of bis-calix[4]arene-supported clusters

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06 Oct 2016
08 Nov 2016
First published
09 Nov 2016

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 14246-14249
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Core expansion of bis-calix[4]arene-supported clusters

M. Coletta, R. McLellan, A. Waddington, S. Sanz, K. J. Gagnon, S. J. Teat, E. K. Brechin and S. J. Dalgarno, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 14246
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08059F

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