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Whither second-sphere coordination?

Liu, W., Das, P. J., Colquhoun, H. M. and Stoddart, J. F. (2022) Whither second-sphere coordination? CCS Chemistry, 4 (3). pp. 755-784. ISSN 2096-5745

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To link to this item DOI: 10.31635/ccschem.021.202101286


The properties of coordination complexes are dictated by both the metals and the ligands. The use of molecular receptors as second-sphere ligands enables significant modulation of the chemical and physical properties of coordination complexes. In this Mini-Review, we highlight recent advances in functional systems based on molecular receptors as second-sphere coordination ligands, as applied in molecular recognition, synthesis of mechanically interlocked molecules, separation of metals, catalysis, and biomolecular chemistry. These functional systems demonstrate that second-sphere coordination is an emerging and very promising strategy for addressing societal challenges in health, energy, and the environment.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Chemical Analysis Facility (CAF)
Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Chemical Analysis Facility (CAF) > Xray (CAF)
ID Code:101568
Uncontrolled Keywords:catalysis, coordination complexes, mechanically interlocked molecules, metalrecovery, molecular recognition, supramolecular chemistry
Publisher:Chinese Chemical Society


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