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Porphine Dimeric Assemblies in Organic-Pillared Coordination Cages


  • This work was supported by a CREST (Core Research for Evolution Science and Technology) project from the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).


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A box of porphine pi: Two types of porphine dimeric assemblies (A and B) are formed in the box-shaped cavity of organic-pillared Pd coordination cages. Depending on the cavity size (see picture, right), the two porphine molecules are π-stacked directly (A) or layered with an aromatic spacer (B).