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Non-equilibrium cobalt(III) "click" capsules

DOI: 10.1039/C4SC03036B DOI Help

Authors: P. R. Symmers (University of Edinburgh) , M. J. Burke (University of Edinburgh) , D. P. August (University of Edinburgh) , P. I. T. Thomson (University of Edinburgh) , G. S. Nichol (University of Edinburgh) , M. R. Warren (Diamond Light Source) , C. J. Campbell (University of Edinburgh) , P. J. Lusby (University of Edinburgh)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Chemical Science , VOL 6 (1) , PAGES 756 - 760

State: Published (Approved)
Published: October 2014

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Abstract: Cobalt(III) tetrahedral capsules have been prepared using an assembly-followed-by-oxidation protocol from a cobalt(II) precursor and a readily derivatizable pyridyl-triazole ligand system. Experiments designed to probe the constitutional dynamics show that these architectures are in a non-equilibrium state. A preliminary investigation into the host–guest chemistry of a water-soluble derivative shows it can bind and differentiate a range of different neutral organic molecules. The stability of this ensemble also permits the study of guest-binding at high salt concentrations.

Subject Areas: Chemistry

Instruments: I19-Small Molecule Single Crystal Diffraction

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Molecular Complexes Chemistry

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Diffraction Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction (SXRD)