A ferromagnetically coupled pseudo-calixarene [Co16] wheel that self-assembles as a tubular network of capsules

05 July 2022, Version 1
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Reaction of Co(OAc)2·4H2O and Hsal in a basic MeCN solution affords the hexadecanuclear wheel [Co16(sal)16(OAc)16]·16MeCN (1·16MeCN) that displays ferromagnetic nearest neighbour exchange and has pseudo-calixarene character. Symmetry equivalent wheels self-assemble to form remarkable tubular networks of capsules in the extended structure.


supramolecular structure


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