The nickel macrocycle 5,7,12,14-tetramethyldibenzo[b,i]-[t,4,8,11]tetraazacyclotetradecinenickel(II ), which possesses two divergent concave surfaces, is a versatile receptor molecule for the formation of supramolecular arrays with globular molecules. This is demonstrated for three disparate main group cage molecules C60, 1,2-dicrabadodecaborane(12) and P453: the macrocycle interacts with two cages, or one cage perched in each cavity, or self-associates as a dimeric divergent receptor with a cage perched in the available cavity of each macrocycle.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Chemistry - A European Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1998|
- Cage compounds
- Host-guest chemistry macrocycles
- Supramolecular chemistry