Self-assembly of M 24L 48 polyhedra based on empirical prediction

Jens Bunzen, Junji Iwasa, Pia Bonakdarzadeh, Eri Numata, Kari Rissanen, Sota Sato, Makoto Fujita

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    Critical structural switch: A small initial difference in the angle within bidentate ligands (see scheme) is amplified into an incommensurable difference in the resultant structures (M 12L 24 or M 24L 48). This molecular-level emergent behavior was predicted from the empirical threshold of the ligand bend angle, determined by a ligand mixing experiment, for the critical M 12L 24/M 24L 48 switchover.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3161-3163
    Number of pages3
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Issue number13
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar 26


    • palladium
    • pyrroles
    • self-assembly
    • spherical structures

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Catalysis
    • Chemistry(all)


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