Alkylated organic cages: From porous crystals to neat liquids

Nicola Giri, Christine E. Davidson, Gavin Melaugh, Mario G. Del Pópolo, James T.A. Jones, Tom Hasell, Andrew I. Cooper, Peter N. Horton, Michael B. Hursthouse, Stuart L. James*

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Rigid organic iminospherand cages are rendered meltable by multiple alkylation; below their melting points they can take the form of permanently porous crystals, crystals unstable to desolvation or non-porous glassy solids depending on chain length and branching; melting points as low as 50 °C are observed and a fully Newtonian liquid phase is obtained above 80°C. Thin glassy fibres can be drawn out from a molten phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2153-2157
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


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