Journal article

Tetraanionic organoborate squares glued together by cations to generate nanotubular stacks

BF Abrahams, DJ Price, R Robson

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2006

Abstract

(Figure Presented) Electrostatic glue: Chiral anionic molecular squares are generated by linking four spiro-biscatecholate ligands with boron centers. Through ionic interactions and hydrogen bonding, substituted ammonium ions facilitate the stacking of the anionic squares into infinite nanotubes (see picture; green B, black C, blue N, red O). © 2006 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.