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Tying Rings Up with Platinum

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00
Miguel Soto
Event Category: 
IDG - Inorganic Discussion Group
Mark MacLachlan
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Supramolecular chemistry allows incorporating function into molecules and materials, including rings,1 rotaxanes,2 gels,3 and frameworks.4 Metal-organic systems, namely those comprising platinum centers, offer outstanding photophysical properties and give access to metallophilic interactions;5 key features to achieve function. In this presentation, I will discuss our efforts to construct platinum-bridged rings (through supramolecular strategies), which can glow, reshape, and selectively host ionic guests within their cavity

1. Carta, V.; Soto, M. A.; MacLachlan, M. J. Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 1245-1248.

2. (a) Soto, M. A.; Lelj, F.; MacLachlan, M. J., Chem. Sci.2019, 10, 10422-10427; (b) Soto, M. A.; MacLachlan, M. J., Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 1744-1748.

3. Zhang, D.; Soto, M. A.; Lewis, L.; Hamad, W. Y.; MacLachlan, M. J., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2020, 59, 4705-4710.

4. (a) White, N. G.; MacLachlan, M. J., Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 6245-6249; (b) Boer, S. A.; Wang, P. X.; MacLachlan, M. J.; White, N. G., Cryst. Growth Des., 2019, 19, 4829-4835.

5. Soto, M. A.; Carta, V.; Andrews, R. J.; Chaudhry, M. T.; MacLachlan, M. J., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2020, 59, 10348-10352.