The ligands L1 and L2 form trinuclear self‐assembled complexes with Cu2+ (i.e. [(L1)2Cu3]6+ or [(L2)2Cu3]6+) both of which act as a host to a variety of anions. Inclusion of long aliphatic chains on these ligands allows the assemblies to extract anions from aqueous media into organic solvents. Phosphate can be removed from water efficiently and highly selectively, even in the presence of other anions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20660-20664
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie
Issue number46
Early online date2 Sep 2020
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2020


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