Post-synthetic modifications of cadmium-based knots and links

Thirumurugan Prakasam, Rana A. Bilbeisi, Matteo Lusi, John Carl Olsen, Carlos Platas-Iglesias, Ali Trabolsi

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Three topologically non-trivial cadmium(ii)-based complexes - Cd-[2]C, Cd-TK and Cd-SL - were simultaneously self-assembled in a dynamic library, individually isolated and fully characterized using solid-state, gas-phase and solution-phase techniques. Post-synthetic modifications, including reduction and transmetalation, were subsequently achieved. Imine bond reduction followed by demetallation led to the isolation of the corresponding organic molecules [2]C, TK and SL. Transmetalation of Cd-TK and Cd-SL with the zinc(ii) cation resulted in isolation of the corresponding zinc(ii)-containing complexes Zn-TK and Zn-SL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7398-7401
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number46
StatePublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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