Membership rules for a molecular box: The admission process and protection provided to guest molecules

Sodio C.N. Hsu, Maya Ramesh, James H. Espenson, Thomas B. Rauchfus

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Abstract

Crate chemistry: The inclusion dynamics of molecular boxes has been studied by virtue of the synthesis of the voided ionophilic packing crate [{CpCo(CN)3}4-(Cp*Ru)4] (CP=C5H5 CP*=C5Me5). Numerous ions can then be inserted into the box (see scheme). The box exhibits the highest formation constant known for Cs+ ions. Once inside, ions are insulated from chemical attack, such as amine-deprotonation or H-D exchange.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2663-2666
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume42
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 16 2003

Keywords

  • Cage compounds
  • Cations
  • Cobalt
  • Cyanide
  • Host-guest systems
  • Ruthenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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