Controlling the ring curvature, solution assembly, and reactivity of gigantic molybdenum blue wheels.

  title={Controlling the ring curvature, solution assembly, and reactivity of gigantic molybdenum blue wheels.},
  author={Weimin Xuan and Andrew J. Surman and Haralampos N. Miras and De‐Liang Long and Leroy Cronin},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  volume={136 40},
We describe the synthesis, structure, self-assembly, solution chemistry, and mass spectrometry of two new gigantic decameric molybdenum blue wheels, {Mo200Ce12} (1) and {Mo100Ce6} (2), by building block rearrangement of the tetradecameric {Mo154} framework archetype and control of the architecture's curvature in solution from the addition of Ce(III). The assembly of 1 and 2 could be directed accordingly by adjusting the ionic strength and acidity of the reaction mixture. Alternatively, the… 
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