Generation of metallosupramolecular polymer gels from multiply functionalized grid-type complexes

John George Hardy, Xiao-yu Cao, Jack Harrowfield, Jean-Marie Lehn*

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Abstract

A ditopic ligand (1), containing two tridentate bis(acylhydrazone) subunits and bearing both long alkyl chains and hydrogen-bonding groups, has been synthesised. Metal cation binding in the presence of a base leads to hierarchical self-assembly, forming first a neutral [2 x 2] grid-type complex (2) that hierarchically assembles into metallosupramolecular polymer gels in toluene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-673
Number of pages6
JournalNew journal of chemistry
Volume36
Issue number3
Early online date12 Nov 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • SUPRAMOLECULAR POLYMERS
  • metallopolymer
  • supramolecular chemistry
  • ORGANOGELS
  • GELATORS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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