This work was supported by the DYNAMOL initial training network and the Marie Curie IIF Scheme of the 7th EU Framework Program. We thank the EPSRC Mass Spectrometry Service at Swansea for MALDI-TOF MS experiments and Dr. Boris Breiner for running ESI MS experiments. We thank Diamond Light Source (UK) for synchrotron beam time on I19 (MT7114).
Solvent-Dependent Host–Guest Chemistry of an Fe8L12 Cubic Capsule†
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2013
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 7, pages 1944–1948, February 11, 2013
How to Cite
Browne, C., Brenet, S., Clegg, J. K. and Nitschke, J. R. (2013), Solvent-Dependent Host–Guest Chemistry of an Fe8L12 Cubic Capsule . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 1944–1948. doi: 10.1002/anie.201208740
- Issue published online: 6 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 10 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 31 OCT 2012
- host–guest systems;
- metal–organic capsules;
- solvent effects;
- supramolecular chemistry
Cubes: The rational design of a simple set of organic subcomponents led to the formation of a M8L1216+ cubic capsule upon their self-assembly with FeII ions. By altering the length of alkyl chains on these subcomponents, the solubility of the assembled structures was greatly increased in apolar solvents, such as cyclohexane, and the structures displayed solvent-dependent host–guest interactions.