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Current Organic Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1385-2728
ISSN (Online): 1875-5348

Molecular Self-Assembly with Modularization and Directionality: Vector- Manipulation at Metal Centers

Author(s): Shu-Yan Yu, Sheng-Hui Li, Hai-Ping Huang, Zhong-Xing Zhang, Qing Jiao, Hong Shen, Xi-Xue Hu and Hui Huang

Volume 9, Issue 6, 2005

Page: [555 - 563] Pages: 9

DOI: 10.2174/1385272053544416

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The account highlights an important approach to supramolecular self-assembly via “vector-manipulation at metal centers” ranging from Werner-system to Cotton-system coordination compounds. The approach has been successfully employed in the architecture of container molecules like metal analogues of the bowl-shaped calixarenes and metal-linked calixarene-based carcerands and carceplexes. The concepts of metal vector and vector-manipulation at metal centers were further interpreted based upon the stereochemistry and trans- or cis-effect of ligands in the substitution reactions at metal centers.

Keywords: self-assembly reaction, supramolecular chemistry, molecular array, nanotechnology, ligands, platinum(II) center, werner-type metal vector

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