Finely Resolved Threshold for the Sharp M12L24/M24L48 Structural Switch in Multi-Component MnL2n Polyhedral Assemblies: X-ray, MS, NMR, and Ultracentrifugation Analyses

Hiroyuki Yokoyama, Yoshihiro Ueda, Daishi Fujita, Sota Sato, Makoto Fujita

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    In the self-assembly of MnL2n polyhedra, the bend angle (θ) of the divalent ligand components determines the final structure. The threshold for the sharp structural switch between M12L24 and M24L48 was finely resolved to within just 4 by demonstrating the exclusive formation of M12L24 cuboctahedra or M24L48 rhombicuboctahedra from two similar ligands with θ values of 130 and 134. This sharp structural switch was fully confirmed by X-ray crystallography, mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy, and ultracentrifugation analyses.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2292-2295
    Number of pages4
    JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 1


    • cage compounds
    • nanostructures
    • polyhedera
    • self-assembly
    • supramolecular chemistry

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry
    • Organic Chemistry

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