Di-, tri- and oligometallic platforms: versatile components for use in metallo-supramolecular chemistry

Clegg, Jack K., Li, Feng and Lindoy, Leonard F. (2013) Di-, tri- and oligometallic platforms: versatile components for use in metallo-supramolecular chemistry. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 257 17-18: 2536-2550. doi:10.1016/j.ccr.2013.01.006


Author Clegg, Jack K.
Li, Feng
Lindoy, Leonard F.
Title Di-, tri- and oligometallic platforms: versatile components for use in metallo-supramolecular chemistry
Journal name Coordination Chemistry Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0010-8545
1873-3840
Publication date 2013-09-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.ccr.2013.01.006
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 257
Issue 17-18
Start page 2536
End page 2550
Total pages 15
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The marriage of metal coordination chemistry and supramolecular chemistry over the past few decades has resulted in the generation of an extraordinary range of metal-containing assemblies, often displaying interesting topologies as well as unusual properties. In this review we discuss the employment of planar di-, tri- and oligonuclear platforms, including both homo- and heteronuclear systems, as structural elements for the formation of both discrete and polymeric metallo-supramolecular assemblies. The incorporation of metal-containing platforms as components in larger assemblies, when employed in conjunction with appropriate co-ligands, can provide a rational design strategy for generating new extended metallo-supramolecular assemblies whose properties (for example, redox and magnetic properties) may, at least in part, reflect those of the corresponding platform components. Systems in which the platform assembly is preformed before reaction with a co-ligand (giving rise to the possibility of hierarchical synthesis) as well as where it is generated in situ in the presence of the co-ligand are both discussed.

Highlights ► Planar di-, tri- and oligonuclear platforms are versatile building blocks for use in metallo-supramolecular chemistry. ► With appropriate co-ligands, their use can provide a rational strategy for generating extended assemblies. ► Systems in which the platform assembly is preformed prior to reaction with a co-ligand allow the possibility of hierarchical synthesis. ► Both discrete and polymeric metallo-supramolecular assemblies can result.
Keyword Supramolecular chemistry
Metallo-supramolecular chemistry
Platform complex
Scaffold
Metallacycle
Metallocycle
Metallacoronate
Dinuclear
Oligonuclear
Coordination polymer
Metal cluster
Co-ligand
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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