Stimuli-Responsive Reversible Assembly of 2D and 3D Metallosupramolecular Architectures

Paul J. Lusby, Peter Mueller, Sarah J. Pike, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin

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The discovery of interconvertible platinum coordination modes, which reveals and masks cis coordinating groups upon addition of acid and base, respectively, has been exploited to facilitate stimuli-responsive assembly and disassembly of both two- and three-dimensional metallosupramolecular architectures. Treatment of a binclear platinum complex with acid along with ditopic and tritopic donor ligands generated a molecular square and a trigonal prism, respectively, in good to high yield. These complexes were unambiguously identified using electrospray mass spectrometry, H-1 NMR spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography. Both assemblies can be disassembled into their constituent parts simply by treatment with base, and the prism can be cycled between the assembled and disassembled states by the alternate addition of acid and base.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16398-+
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2009


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