Coordination-directed self-assembly of M12L24 nanocage: effects of kinetic trapping on the assembly process.

Abstract

We demonstrate the spontaneous formation of spherical complex M12L24, which is composed of 12 palladium ions and 24 bidentate ligands, by molecular dynamics simulations. In contrast to our previous study on the smaller M6L8 cage, we found that the larger M12L24 self-assembly process involves noticeable kinetic trapping at lower nuclearity complexes, e.g… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/nn404595j

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