This work was supported by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (URA 422 and URA 424). P. B. thanks the Royal Society for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. We thank Prof. G. Wipff and E. Engler, Strasbourg, for the computer-generated representations.
Multicomponent Self-Assembly: Spontaneous Formation of a Cylindrical Complex from Five Ligands and Six Metal Ions†
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
Copyright © 1993 by VCH Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume 32, Issue 1, pages 69–72, January 1993
How to Cite
Baxter, P., Lehn, J.-M., DeCian, A. and Fischer, J. (1993), Multicomponent Self-Assembly: Spontaneous Formation of a Cylindrical Complex from Five Ligands and Six Metal Ions. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 32: 69–72. doi: 10.1002/anie.199300691
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Received: 14 OCT 1992
In one fell swoop eleven building blocks— five ligands and six metal ions—self-assemble to give the discrete Cu1 complex 1 shown schematically on the right (phenyl substituents at the two central ligands and the methyl substituents at the three outer ligands have been omitted). The formation of 1 demonstrates how molecular self-organization can be controlled by the design and selection of the individual components to provide unusual structures. In the case of 1 the bridging ligands define a cylindrical cavity. • = copper(I) atom.