This work was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the European Research Council. We thank the EPSRC Mass Spectrometry Service at Swansea for conducting FT-ICR MS experiments.
Enantiopure Water-Soluble [Fe4L6] Cages: Host–Guest Chemistry and Catalytic Activity†
Article first published online: 20 JUN 2013
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 31, pages 7958–7962, July 29, 2013
How to Cite
Bolliger, J. L., Belenguer, A. M. and Nitschke, J. R. (2013), Enantiopure Water-Soluble [Fe4L6] Cages: Host–Guest Chemistry and Catalytic Activity . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 7958–7962. doi: 10.1002/anie.201302136
- Issue published online: 23 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 20 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 13 MAR 2013
- National Science Foundation
- European Research Council
- host–guest systems;
- supramolecular chemistry
Inside information: The new enantiopure cage molecule ΔΔΔΔ-Fe4L6 (and its enantiomer, ΛΛΛΛ-Fe4L6) was prepared by subcomponent self-assembly. It binds a range of organic guests (A, see scheme) in its cavity and distinguishes between the enantiomers of a chiral organic guest. Host ΔΔΔΔ-Fe4L6 is also a catalyst for the hydrolysis (giving B and C) of the neurotoxic organophosphate dichlorvos.