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Metallocyclodextrins: Combining Cavitands with Metal Centres

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  • Dr. Rafael Gramage-Doria

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    1. Van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
    • Van't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

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Abstract

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Non-conventional coordination chemistry occurs upon encapsulation of metal fragments in the cavity of a β-cyclodextrin-derived diphosphane (WIDEPHOS). It was found possible to form otherwise unstable metal species and slow down coordination processes, allowing the elucidation of novel mechanistic pathways for carbon[BOND]carbon bond-forming reactions.

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