Entrapment of elusive guests within metal-seamed nanocapsules

Harshita Kumari, Ping Jin, Simon J. Teat, Charles L. Barnes, Scott J. Dalgarno, Jerry L. Atwood*

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Anions play a crucial role in locking alkali metals on the interior of metal-organic capsules that contain structural water gates. This role is further evidenced when stitching-up the capsule seam, resulting in either expulsion or trapping of cesium ions depending on the anion employed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13088-13092
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2014


  • Calixarenes
  • Cesium
  • Encapsulation
  • Ion transport
  • Supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis


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