Self-assembled discrete metal-organic complexes: Recent advances

Rana A. Bilbeisi, John Carl Olsen, Loïc J. Charbonnière, Ali Trabolsi

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Novelty, aesthetic appeal and the promise of a wide range of applications drive the current surge of interest in discrete metal-organic coordination complexes. This review covers achievements in the design, synthesis, characterization, and application of these multinuclear complexes in the years 2011-2013. Examples of their structural interconversion within dynamic combinatorial libraries are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-108
Number of pages30
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
StatePublished - Jun 1 2014


  • Chemical topology
  • Dynamic structural interconversions
  • Metal-organic complexes
  • Molecular capsules
  • Non-trivial structures
  • Template directed self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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