Self-assembly of a 3-D triply interlocked chiral [2]catenane

A. Westcott, J. Fisher, L.P. Harding, P. Rizkallah, M.J. Hardie

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A tripodal cyclotriveratrylene-based ligand with chelating 2,2‘-bipyridine arms self-assembles with either Zn(NO3)2 or Co(NO3)2 to give 3-D trigonal bipyramidal [M3L2] cage assemblies. These cages triply interlock forming [2]catenane species that have been characterized by mass spectrometry and, in the case of the Zn(II) complex, by X-ray crystallography.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2950-2951
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008


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