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

Authors

  • Dr. Kim E. Jelfs,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Centre for Materials Discovery, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZD (UK)
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    • These authors contributed equally.

  • Dr. Xiaofeng Wu,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Centre for Materials Discovery, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZD (UK)
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    • These authors contributed equally.

  • Dr. Marc Schmidtmann,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Centre for Materials Discovery, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZD (UK)
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  • Dr. James T. A. Jones,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Centre for Materials Discovery, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZD (UK)
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  • Dr. John E. Warren,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Centre for Materials Discovery, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZD (UK)
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  • Dr. Dave J. Adams,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Centre for Materials Discovery, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZD (UK)
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  • Prof. Andrew I. Cooper

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    1. Department of Chemistry, Centre for Materials Discovery, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZD (UK)
    • Department of Chemistry, Centre for Materials Discovery, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZD (UK)
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  • We thank the Engineering and Research Council (EPSRC; EP/H000925/1) and the Dutch Polymer Institute for financial support. A.I.C. is a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder. We thank the STFC for access to Diamond Light Source and the staff at beamline I19. This work made use of the facilities of HECToR through our membership of the UK’s HPC Materials Chemistry Consortium (EPSRC EP/F067496). We thank D. Willock and D. Holden for the molecular force fields, and G. Tribello for helpful discussions.

Abstract

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Nur gefüllt stabil: Zwei große organische Käfige (siehe Beispiel) mit Hohlraumdurchmessern von 1.2 nm wurden durch [8+12]-Iminkondensation erhalten. Die Materialien werden beim Entfernen des Lösungsmittels amorph und zeigen kaum permanente Porosität. Moleküldynamiksimulationen geben Einblicke in den Mechanismus dieser Abläufe, woraus Strategien für die Synthese großer formbeständiger organischer Käfige ableitbar sind.

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