Post-Modification of the Interior of Porous Shape-Persistent Organic Cage Compounds


  • We thank the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) for funding (project MA4061/5-1) and the “Fonds der Chemischen Industrie” for the generous financial support. We thank C. Egger (Ulm University) for measuring the nitrogen sorption isotherms, and S. Blessing (Ulm University) for recording the PXRD data.


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Interior decorating: A post-synthetic method allows porous organic cage compounds to be prepared with functionalized interior cavities. The approach produces modified cage compounds in quantitative yield and opens the possibility of preparing organic alloys with different functionality. The solution-based technique shows the advantage of solubility, an inherent property of porous materials derived from discrete organic molecules.