p-tert-Butylcalix[8]arene: A support for sodium and sodium-manganese clusters that exhibit interesting self-assembly properties

Ruaraidh D. McIntosh, Stephanie M. Taylor, Sergio Sanz, Christine M. Beavers, Simon J. Teat, Euan K. Brechin, Scott J. Dalgarno

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Abstract

A series of new sodium and mixed sodium/manganese clusters have been formed using p-tert-butylcalix[8] arene as a support. In all cases the calixarene adopts the pleated-loop conformation, and the resulting complexes show interesting self-assembly properties depending on the ligated solvent molecules around individual cluster cores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12265-12270
Number of pages6
JournalDalton Transactions
Volume40
Issue number45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • SPHERES
  • METAL
  • WATER
  • MIMICKING VIRAL GEOMETRY
  • LIGAND
  • MAGNETS
  • CALIXARENE
  • IONS
  • ARRAYS
  • COMPLEXES

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