Sulfate-templated self-assembly of new M4L6 tetrahedral metal organic cages

Song Yi, Valentina Brega, Burjor Captain, Angel E. Kaifer

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Six equivalents of N,N′-bis(4-aminobenzyl)urea, 12 equivalents of 2-formylpyridine and four equivalents of FeSO 4 or NiSO 4 undergo subcomponent self-assembly in aqueous solution to form tetrahedral cages around a single, encapsulated sulfate anion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10295-10297
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number83
StatePublished - Sep 24 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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