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Kinetic selection of Pd4L2 metallocyclic and Pd6L3 trigonal prismatic assemblies

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Original languageEnglish
JournalChemical Communications
Early online date25 Aug 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Aug 2020


The self-assembly of Pd4L2 metallocylcic and Pd6L3 trigonal prismatic assemblies are described. The selection of one species over the other has been achieved by careful choice of ancilliary ligands, which switch the dynamics of the Pd-pyridine bonds such that a highly unusual and distorted smaller assembly can be kinetically trapped en route to the more energetically favourable larger species. Both assemblies provide promise as easy to access multicavity reaction vessels.

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