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Unexpected self-assembly of a homochiral metallosupramolecular M4L4 catenane (2014)

Hovorka, R., Meyer-Eppler, G., Piehler, T., Hytteballe, S., Engeser, M., Topic, F., Rissanen, K., & Lützen, A. (2014). Unexpected self-assembly of a homochiral metallosupramolecular M4L4 catenane. Chemistry: A European Journal, 20(41), 13253–13258. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201403414

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All authors or editors: Hovorka, Rainer; Meyer-Eppler, Georg; Piehler, Torsten; Hytteballe, Sophie; Engeser, Marianne; Topic, Filip; Rissanen, Kari; Lützen, Arne

Journal or series: Chemistry: A European Journal

ISSN: 0947-6539

eISSN: 1521-3765

Publication year: 2014

Volume: 20

Issue number: 41

Pages range: 13253–13258

Publisher: Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

Publication country: Germany

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201403414

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Two enantiomerically pure 9,9′‐spirobifluorene‐based bis(pyridine) ligands 1 and 2 were prepared to study their self‐assembly behavior upon coordination to cis‐protected palladium(II) ions. Whereas the sterically more demanding ligand, 2, gave rise to the expected dinuclear metallosupramolecular M2L2 rhombi, the sterically less demanding ligand, 1, acts as a template to give rise to a homochiral metallosupramolecular M4L4 catenane.

Free keywords: 9; 9'-spirobifluorenes; catenanes; metallosupramolecular chemistry; palladium complexes; self-assembly

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Reporting Year: 2014

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