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Nanosized polymetallic resorcinarene-based host assemblies that strongly bind fullerenes

Fox, O.D., Cookson, J., Wilkinson, E.J.S., Drew, M.G.B., MacLean, E.J., Teat, S.J. and Beer, P.D. (2006) Nanosized polymetallic resorcinarene-based host assemblies that strongly bind fullerenes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 128 (21). pp. 6990-7002. ISSN 0002-7863

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1021/ja060982t

Abstract/Summary

Polymetallic nanodimensional assemblies have been prepared via metal directed assembly of dithiocarbamate functionalized cavitand structural frameworks with late transition metals (Ni, Pd, Cu, Au, Zn, and Cd). The coordination geometry about the metal centers is shown to dictate the architecture adopted. X-ray crystallographic studies confirm that square planar coordination geometries result in "cagelike" octanuclear complexes, whereas square-based pyramidal metal geometries favor hexanuclear "molecular loop" structures. Both classes of complex are sterically and electronically complementary to the fullerenes (C-60 and C-70). The strong binding of these guests occurred via favorable interactions with the sulfur atoms of multiple dithiocarbamate moieties of the hosts. In the case of the tetrameric copper(II) complexes, the lability of the copper(II)-dithiocarbamate bond enabled the fullerene guests to be encapsulated in the electron-rich cavity of the host, over time. The examination of the binding of fullerenes has been undertaken using spectroscopic and electrochemical methods, electrospray mass spectrometry, and molecular modeling.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:11253
Uncontrolled Keywords:H BOND ACTIVATION, COORDINATION CAGES, MOLECULAR RECOGNITION, RATIONAL, DESIGN, HYDROGEN-BONDS, COMPLEXES, C-60, CHEMISTRY, LIGANDS, DITHIOCARBAMATE
Publisher:American Chemical Society

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