Creating Porosity in a Trianglimine Macrocycle by Heterochiral Pairing

Donglin He, Rob Clowes, Marc A. Little*, Ming Liu, Andrew I. Cooper

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Macrocycles are usually non-porous or barely porous in the solid-state because of their small intrinsic cavity sizes and tendency to close-pack. Here, we use a heterochiral pairing strategy to introduce porosity in a trianglimine macrocycle, by co-crystallising two macrocycles with opposing chiralities. The stable racemic trianglimine crystal contains an interconnected pore network that has a Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area of 355 m2g−1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6141-6144
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number50
Early online date21 May 2021
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2021


  • porous materials
  • crystal engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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