A1 Journal article (refereed)
Metal–Organic Nanocapsules with Functionalized s-Heptazine Ligands (2021)

Maxwell, L., Martínez, H., Martín-Rodríguez, A., Gómez-Coca, S., Rissanen, K., & Ruiz, E. (2021). Metal–Organic Nanocapsules with Functionalized s-Heptazine Ligands. Inorganic Chemistry, 60(2), 570-573. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03631

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Maxwell, Lindley; Martínez, Héctor; Martín-Rodríguez, Alejandro; Gómez-Coca, Silvia; Rissanen, Kari; Ruiz, Eliseo

Journal or series: Inorganic Chemistry

ISSN: 0020-1669

eISSN: 1520-510X

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 60

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 570-573

Publisher: American Chemical Society

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03631

Publication open access: Not open

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A metalloorganic capsule was synthesized where the ligand is a derivative of heptazine with three carboxylic groups that are coordinated to CuII cations, forming paddle-wheel motifs. Each nanocapsule is neutral, with 12 CuII centers and 8 ligands adopting a rhombicuboctahedron shape. It has almost 3 nm diameter, and the main intermolecular interactions in the solid are π··· π stacking between the C6N7 heptazine moieties. The nanocapsules can form monolayers deposited on graphite as observed by atomic force microscopy, which confirms their stability in solution.

Keywords: supramolecular chemistry; nanoparticles; organometallic compounds

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

Preliminary JUFO rating: 2

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