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

Jarrod F. Eubank, Victor Ch Kravtsov, Mohamed Eddaoudi*

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5820-5821
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number18
StatePublished - May 9 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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