Control of metallo-supramolecular assemblies via steric, hydrogen bonding and argentophilic interactions; formation of a 3-dimensional polymer of circular helicates

Samantha J. Bullock, Francesca S. Davidson, Robert A. Faulkner, Gareth M. B. Parkes, Craig R. Rice, Elizabeth Towns-Andrews

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This work shows how multiple non-covalent interactions are employed to control metallosupramolecular architectures and we demonstrate that a ligand, which contains two bidentate domains separated by a ArOH spacer, forms a mesocate when complexed with Ag(I). However, changing this to an ArOCH2CH2Ph spacer unit results in a 1-dimensional helical polymer upon reaction with the same cation. Reaction of Ag(I) with the ArOMe derivative gives a hexanuclear circular helicate which forms inter-assembly Ag⋯Ag interactions resulting in a 3-dimensional honeycomb-like polymer of hexanuclear circular helicates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1273-1278
Number of pages6
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2017


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