We gratefully acknowledge support from the National Science Foundation (CHE-1151991, G.R.N; DMR-0821313 and CHE-1012636, C.W.) and support from the Ohio Board of Regents. X.L. acknowledges support from the Research Enhancement Program of Texas State University–San Marcos.
Self-Assembly of a Supramolecular, Three-Dimensional, Spoked, Bicycle-like Wheel†
Article first published online: 13 JUN 2013
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 30, pages 7728–7731, July 22, 2013
How to Cite
Lu, X., Li, X., Cao, Y., Schultz, A., Wang, J.-L., Moorefield, C. N., Wesdemiotis, C., Cheng, S. Z. D. and Newkome, G. R. (2013), Self-Assembly of a Supramolecular, Three-Dimensional, Spoked, Bicycle-like Wheel . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 7728–7731. doi: 10.1002/anie.201302362
- Issue published online: 17 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 13 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 20 MAR 2013
- National Science Foundation. Grant Numbers: CHE-1151991, DMR-0821313, CHE-1012636
- coordination modes;
- N ligands;
- supramolecular chemistry;
Where there′s a wheel, there′s a way: The terpyridine-based title system has been synthesized through a facile self-assembly process. Two tris(terpyridine) ligands possessing angles of either 120° or 60° between adjacent tpy units were mixed with a stoichiometric amount of Zn2+ (2:6:12) to generate the desired coordination-driven bicycle-like wheel (90 % yield).