Selective guest recognition by a self-assembled paramagnetic cage complex

Simon Turega, Martina Whitehead, Benjamin R. Hall, Mairi F. Haddow, Christopher A. Hunter, Michael D. Ward

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A cubic cage complex assembled from twelve bis-bidentate ligands and eight Co(II) ions provides a cavity that selectively recognises and binds coumarin in MeCN solution. The cage portals are large enough to allow guest exchange, but small enough to provide a kinetic trap; the cage paramagnetism facilitates detailed NMR analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2752-2754
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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