Volume 95 Issue 40 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 9, 2017

Chemists triple down on metal helicates

Combining a multidentate ligand with various metals leads to triple-stranded complexes with potentially useful magnetic properties
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: Inorganic chemistry, chemical bonding, supramolecular chemistry, inorganic helix

Chemists have come far in using metal-assisted self-assembly of organic building blocks to construct molecules with three-dimensional architectures. For example, a team led by supramolecular chemistry specialists Pradyut Ghosh of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science and Christoph A. Schalley of Free University of Berlin has been matching various metal salts with a multidentate ligand it developed that is made up of a 2,2'-bipyridine core . . .

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