Synthesis of organic photodimeric cage molecules based on cycloaddition via metal-ligand directed assembly

by Eubank J.F., Kravtsov V.C., Eddaoudi M.
Year: 2007 DOI: 10.1021/ja070924n

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Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129 (18), 2007, 5820-5821


Metal-ligand directed assembly of copper(II) ions and chelidonate (CDO) ligands into a metal-organic assembly has resulted in the proper orientation and positioning of CDO ligands for [2 + 2] photodimerization in the solid state. Upon exposure to ultraviolet light, pairs of adjacent CDO ligands photoreact via single-crystal-to-single-crystal cycloaddition to form novel cage dimers within the metal-organic assembly, which can be isolated successively as the organic sodium salt.


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