Linked supramolecular building blocks for enhanced cluster formation

Ross McLellan, Maria A. Palacios, Christine M. Beavers, Simon J. Teat, Stergios Piligkos*, Euan K. Brechin, Scott J. Dalgarno

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Abstract / Description of output

(Figure Presented). Methylene-bridged calix[4]arenes have emerged as extremely versatile ligand supports in the formation of new polymetallic clusters possessing fascinating magnetic properties. Metal ion binding rules established for this building block allow one to partially rationalise the complex assembly process. The ability to covalently link calix[4]arenes at the methylene bridge provides significantly improved control over the introduction of different metal centres to resulting cluster motifs. Clusters assembled from bis-calix[4]-arenes and transition metal ions or 3d-4 f combinations display characteristic features of the analogous calix[4]arene supported clusters, thereby demonstrating an enhanced and rational approach towards the targeted synthesis of complex and challenging structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2804-2812
Number of pages9
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2015

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Calixarenes
  • Clusters
  • Coordination chemistry
  • Magnetism
  • Supramolecular chemistry


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