Nanometer-sized shell molecules that confine endohedral polymerizing units

Takashi Murase, Sota Sato, Makoto Fujita

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    Polymerization in a nutshell: A discrete spherical Pd12L 24 complex was prepared that confines 24 tethered methyl methacrylate (MMA) units internally (see picture; shell blue, Pd yellow, O red, C gray; MMA shown as space-filling representation). Endohedral radical polymerization of the monomer proceeds efficiently as a result of the high concentration of MMA units within the restricted space of the core (inner diameter: 3.7 nm). (Figure Presented).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1083-1085
    Number of pages3
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun 27


    • Cage compounds
    • Nanostructures
    • Palladium
    • Polymerization
    • Self-assembly

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Catalysis
    • Chemistry(all)

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