Self-assembly of M4L4 tetrahedral cages incorporating pendant P=S and P=Se functionalised ligands
Butler, Patrick W. V.; Kruger, Paul E.; Ward, Jas S. (2019). Self-assembly of M4L4 tetrahedral cages incorporating pendant P=S and P=Se functionalised ligands. Chemical Communications, 55 (69), 10304-10307. DOI: 10.1039/C9CC05443J
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Herein, the synthesis of metal–organic tetrahedral cages featuring flexible thio- and selenophosphate-based ligands is described. The cages were prepared by sub-component self-assembly of A=P(OC6H4NH2-4)3 (A = S, Se) or S=P(SC6H4NH2-4)3,2-pyridinecarboxaldehyde, and either Fe[BF4]2 or Co[BF4]2. Preliminary host–guest studies into the ability of the pendant PQS and PQSe groups to interact with suitable substrates will be discussed.