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Stimuli-Responsive Supramolecular Gels through Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Discrete Rhomboidal Metallacycles

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  • Guang-Zhen Zhao,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, 3363 N. Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-6223-5137
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    • G.-Z. Zhao and L.-J. Chen contributed equally to this work.

  • Li-Jun Chen,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, 3363 N. Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-6223-5137
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    • G.-Z. Zhao and L.-J. Chen contributed equally to this work.

  • Wei Wang,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, 3363 N. Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-6223-5137
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  • Jing Zhang,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, 3363 N. Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-6223-5137
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  • Guang Yang,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance, Department of Physics, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062 (P. R. China)
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  • De-Xian Wang,

    1. National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, CAS Key Laboratory of Molecular Recognition and Function Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (P. R. China)
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  • Yihua Yu,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance, Department of Physics, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062 (P. R. China)
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  • Hai-Bo Yang

    Corresponding author
    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, 3363 N. Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-6223-5137
    • Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes, Department of Chemistry, East China Normal University, 3363 N. Zhongshan Road, Shanghai 200062 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-6223-5137
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  1. Errata: Corrigendum: Stimuli-Responsive Supramolecular Gels through Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Discrete Rhomboidal Metallacycles Volume 19, Issue 39, 12923, Article first published online: 19 September 2013

Abstract

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A new class of supramolecular organometallic gels with a discrete rhomboidal metallacycle as the main skeleton was fabricated through hierarchical self-assembly (see figure). More importantly, by taking advantage of the dynamic nature of metal–ligand bonds, the stimuli-responsive gel–sol transition of the obtained gels was realized by disassembly and reassembly of the rhomboidal scaffold as controlled by bromide anions.

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