Metal-assembled anion receptors

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This review describes the self-assembly of anion receptors from organic ligands and transition metal ions. These metal-assembled anion receptors can be synthesised from a number of different species; bidentate ligands with metals that prefer octahedral coordination geometries and monodentate ligands with metals that prefer square planar geometries are common. Anion binding transition metal helicates and systems where the coordination of metal ions results in the formation of an anion receptor by conformational locking are also reported. The effect of anion binding on the different properties of these complexes is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3190-3199
Number of pages10
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Issue number23-24
Early online date3 Jun 2006
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006


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