Coordination assemblies from a Pd(II)-cornered square complex

Makoto Fujita, Masahide Tominaga, Akiko Hori, Bruno Therrien

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The [enPd(II)]2+ (en = ethylenediamine) unit has emerged as a versatile building block in molecular self-assembly. In particular, the 90° coordination angle of the metal has been judiciously used in the design of new discrete two- and three-dimensional structures. Our last 15 years of work with the Pd(II)-cornered unit is summarized in this Account, from the spontaneous formation of a Pd4 square metal complex to a family of architectures such as cages, bowls, boxes, tubes, catenanes, and spheres.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-378
Number of pages10
JournalAccounts of Chemical Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes

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