Metallosupramolecular self-assembly of a universal 3-ravel

Li, Feng, Clegg, Jack K., Lindoy, Leonard F., Macquart, Rene B. and Meehan, George V. (2011) Metallosupramolecular self-assembly of a universal 3-ravel. Nature Communications, 2 1: 205-1-205-5. doi:10.1038/ncomms1208

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Author Li, Feng
Clegg, Jack K.
Lindoy, Leonard F.
Macquart, Rene B.
Meehan, George V.
Title Metallosupramolecular self-assembly of a universal 3-ravel
Journal name Nature Communications   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2041-1723
Publication date 2011-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/ncomms1208
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 2
Issue 1
Start page 205-1
End page 205-5
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In the realm of supramolecular chemistry, a small number of intricately interwoven structures that bridge the boundaries between art and science have been reported. These motifs, which typically form on the nanometre scale, display both considerable beauty and complexity. However, the generation of new topologies of this type has remained a very significant synthetic challenge. Here, we describe the synthesis of a discrete highly intertwined metallosupramolecular assembly based on a universal 3-ravel motifĝ€ "a topology as yet unprecedented in supramolecular chemistry. The exotic, 20-component, [Fe 8L 12 ] ravel entanglement may be considered as a 'branched knot', with individual molecules displaying either left- or right-handed chirality. The formation of this cluster was demonstrated by single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction. The arrangement is stabilized by a favourable combination of π-πinteraction voids in molecular architectures.
Keyword Metallo supramolecular structures
Chemical topology
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Article number205.Published 22 February 2011.

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