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Large Self-Assembled Chiral Organic Cages: Synthesis, Structure, and Shape Persistence

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201105104 DOI Help
PMID: 21928449 PMID Help

Authors: Kim E. Jelfs (University of Liverpool) , Xiaofeng Wu (University of Liverpool) , Marc Schmidtmann (University of Liverpool) , James Jones (University of Liverpool) , John Warren (University of Liverpool) , Dave Adams (University of Liverpool) , Andrew I. Cooper (University of Liverpool)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Angewandte Chemie International Edition

State: Published (Approved)
Published: September 2011

Abstract: Keep the cage filled: Two large organic cages (see example) with void diameters of 1.2 nm were synthesized through [8+12] imine condensation reactions. The materials become amorphous upon solvent removal and show little permanent porosity. Molecular dynamics simulations give an insight into the mechanism of these processes, suggesting strategies for synthesizing larger shape-persistent organic cages in the future.

Subject Areas: Chemistry


Instruments: I19-Small Molecule Single Crystal Diffraction