Stoichiometric self-assembly of shape-persistent 2D complexes: a facile route to a symmetric supramacromolecular spoked wheel.


An approach to multicomponent coordination-driven self-assembly of the first terpyridine-based, shape-persistent, giant two-dimensional D(6h) supramacromolecular spoked wheel is reported. Mixing core T6, rim T3, and Zn(II) or Cd(II) ions in a stoichiometric ratio (1:6:12) permitted the selective generation of a highly symmetric spoked wheel in 94% isolated… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/ja203645m


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