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Coordination disk-type nano-Saturn complexes

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The first coordination disk-type nano-Saturn complexes, [Cu10(Mim)10]⊃C60 and [Cu10(Mim)10]⊃C70 (Mim = 2-methylimidazolate), were assembled under one-pot solvothermal conditions. The highest number of 30 C–H⋯π interactions between the [Cu10(Mim)10] disk and the C60/C70 surfaces drives the formation of the nano-Saturns. The calculated interaction energy is much larger than that of most of the reported disk-type nano-Saturns. Different photoinduced charge/energy transfer mechanisms are present for both nano-Saturn systems to quench the intrinsic luminescence of the [Cu10(Mim)10] disk.

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20 Jan 2020
11 Feb 2020
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11 Feb 2020

Chem. Commun., 2020, Advance Article
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Coordination disk-type nano-Saturn complexes

S. Zhan, J. Li, G. Zhang, M. Li, S. Sun, J. Zheng, G. Ning, M. Li, D. Kuang, X. Wang and D. Li, Chem. Commun., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0CC00532K

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