Supramolecular assembly of zinc salphen complexes: Access to metal-containing gels and nanofibers

Joseph Ka Ho Hui, Zhen Yu, Mark J. MacLachlan

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Abstract

(Chemical Equation Presented) Salphen the puzzle: Zn(salphen) complexes such as that shown organize into nanofibrils in the solid state. This assembly involves an intermolecular Zn⋯O interaction that stabilizes a polymeric structure with a (ZnO)n backbone. By tuning the peripheral substituents, luminescent gels may be prepared and the diameters of the fibers can be controlled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7980-7983
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume46
Issue number42
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 7 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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