Rolling Up the Sheet: Constructing Metal–Organic Lamellae and Nanotubes from a [{Mn 3 (propanediolato) 2 }(dicyanamide) 2 ] n Honeycomb Skeleton

Gang Wu, Jiaquan Bai, Yuan Jiang, Guanghua Li, Jian Huang, Yi Li, Christopher E. Anson, Annie K. Powell, Shilun Qiu

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Abstract

Target synthesis of metal-organic nanotubes (MONTs) through a classic "rolling-up" mechanism remains a big challenge for coordination chemists. In this work, we report three 2D lamellar compounds and one (4,0) zigzag MONT based on a common honeycomb coordination skeleton. Our synthetic strategy toward sheet/tube superstructure transformation is to asymmetrically modify the inter-layer interactions by gradually increasing the size of the amine templates. Eventually, to relieve the surface tension of individual layers and to enhance surface areas and optimize host-guest interactions to accommodate bigger guests, spontaneous rolling up to form a tubular structure was achieved. © 2013 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18276-18279
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume135
Issue number49
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2 2013
Externally publishedYes

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