Calixarenes (Cs) are versatile platforms for the construction of polymetallic clusters containing paramagnetic metal ions. Synthetic modification at the C methylene bridge allows for the design of bis-Cs that, depending on the linker employed, can be used to either dictate which clusters can be formed or direct the assembly of a new metal–organic polyhedron (MOP). The assembly resulting from the latter approach displays thermal stability and uptake of N2 or H2 gas, confirming that this is a viable route to the synthesis of new, functional supramolecular architectures.
- directed assembly
- gas storage
- metal-organic polyhedron
Coletta, M., McLellan, R., Murphy, P., Leube, B. T., Sanz, S., Clowes, R., Gagnon, K. J., Teat, S. J., Cooper, A. I., Paterson, M. J., Brechin, E. K., & Dalgarno, S. J. (2016). Bis-Calixarenes: From Ligand Design to the Directed Assembly of a Metal–Organic Trigonal Antiprism. Chemistry - A European Journal, 22(26), 8791–8795. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201600762