Issue 72, 2020

Self-assembly of a porous metallo-[5]rotaxane


A mechanically interlocked [2]rotaxane is reported incorporating a ditopic ligand moiety as one of the stoppers. Upon complexation with palladium(II) ions a metallo-[5]rotaxane was formed with a porous Pd2L4 metal–organic cage at the core of the structure. This proof-of-principle system precedes work towards the construction of metal organic polyhedra with switchable mechano-chemical properties.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of a porous metallo-[5]rotaxane

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10 Jul 2020
28 Jul 2020
First published
04 Aug 2020
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Chem. Commun., 2020,56, 10453-10456

Self-assembly of a porous metallo-[5]rotaxane

K. K. G. Wong, N. Hoyas Pérez, A. J. P. White and J. E. M. Lewis, Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 10453 DOI: 10.1039/D0CC04780E

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