Journal article

A Multifunctional, Charge-Neutral, Chiral Octahedral M12L12 Cage

Stephanie A Boer, Keith F White, Benjamin Slater, Adrian J Emerson, Gregory P Knowles, William A Donald, Aaron W Thornton, Bradley P Ladewig, Toby DM Bell, Matthew R Hill, Alan L Chaffee, Brendan F Abrahams, David R Turner

CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2019

Abstract

A chiral, octahedral M12 L12 cage, which is charge neutral and contains an internal void of about 2000 Å3 , is reported. The cage was synthesised as an enantiopure complex by virtue of amino-acid-based dicarboxylate ligands, which assemble around copper paddlewheels at the vertices of the octahedron. The cage persists in solution with retention of the fluorescence properties of the parent acid. The solid-state structure contains large pores both within and between the cages, and displays permanent porosity for the sorption of gases with retention of crystallinity. Initial tests show some enantioselectivity of the cage towards guests in solution.

University of Melbourne Researchers

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Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)


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Funding Acknowledgements

Part of this work was conducted on the MX1 beamline at the Australian Synchrotron, part of ANSTO.<SUP>[23]</SUP> D.R.T. and M.R.H. acknowledge the Australian Research Council (ARC) for Future Fellowships (FT120100300 and FT130100345), and T.D.M.B. acknowledges the ARC for a Discovery Project (DP170104477). S.A.B. acknowledges the Australian Government for an RTP scholarship. B.S. acknowledges CSIRO and Imperial College London for financial support.