Fifteen components build a supermolecule, comprised of two water molecules binding crown-6 and this is itself enclosed by six saddle- shaped [Ni(tmtaa)]2 macrocycles (see picture). The supermolecule interlocks into a two-dimensional layer. An analogous, metal-free supermolecule affords a layered structure consisting of (H2TMTAA)2 dimers separated by layers of crown-6.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 15 May 2000|
- Crown compounds
- Self assembly
- Supramolecular chemistry