Metal-Organic Caged Assemblies

Sota Sato, Makoto Fujita

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    This chapter describes metal-organic cages assembled from metal ions and organic ligands bearing multiple coordination sites. Coordination bond with defined direction and number of coordination has turned to be versatile to construct a well-defined product structure in a stable state and sometimes in predictable and designable ways. Inspired by natural protein cages, chemists have prepared many kinds of metal-organic cages and also developed rational strategies to extend the established cages in size and complexity of the frameworks. Development of functions by way of placing the functional residues inside or outside the three-dimensional cavities, which are frequently realized in natural protein cages, is an ongoing subject. The scale of artificial metal-organic cages is reaching to that of huge biomolecules like proteins, sugar chains, and DNA strands, the next research area might be the artificial assemblies where efficient and well-defined interactions incorporating biomolecules and artificial caged frameworks in an even molecular size.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCoordination Chemistry in Protein Cages
    Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples, Design, and Applications
    PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
    Number of pages24
    ISBN (Print)9781118078570
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 2


    • Coordination bonds
    • Metal-organic caged assemblies
    • Polyhedral skeletons

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)


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