Self-assembly and Cycling of a Three-state PdxLy Metallosupramolecular System

Dan Preston*, Amanda R. Inglis, James D. Crowley, Paul E. Kruger

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The use of stimuli to induce reversible structural transformations in metallosupramolecular systems is of keen interest to chemists seeking to mimic the way that Nature effects conformational changes in biological machinery. While a wide array of stimuli have been deployed towards this end, stoichiometric changes have only been explored in a handful of examples. Furthermore, switching has generally been between only two distinct states. Here we use a simple 2-(1-(pyridine-4-methyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)pyridine “click” ligand in combination with PdII in various stoichiometries and concentrations to quantitatively access and cycle between three distinct species: a [PdL2]2+ monomer, a [Pd2L2]4+ dimer, and a [Pd9L12]18+ cage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3404-3408
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes


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