HOT Article: Self assembled coordination cages

This Dalton Transactions Hot article looks at the self assembly of polyhedral cages.

This builds on the authors previous work looking at coordination cages based on simple bis-bidentate bridging ligands with transition metal dications. In this paper they use new ligands with central thiophene or furan spacers, which affect the structure of the cages formed, and so the properties of these compounds.

Read the full article to find out more about these coordination cages…

Molecular squares, cubes and chains from self-assembly of bis-bidentate bridging ligands with transition metal dications
Andrew Stephenson and Michael D. Ward
Dalton Trans., 2011, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10263J, Paper

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