• Molecular Star: How a Molecule of the Year 2017 Was Made

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    • Keywords

       

      Self-assembly, coordination cages, molecular star, molecules of the year 2017.

    • Abstract

       

      In molecular self-assembly,molecules put themselves togetherin a predefined way by decoding the information alreadycoded/stored in themolecules. Suitably selected chemical componentsare simply combined in a single-pot under properenvironment. As a consequence, the participating componentsarrange themselves in a three-dimensional array. Thiswork describes the philosophical approaches on the makingof self-assembled coordination cages utilizing building blockslike palladium(II) and organic ligands. An exotic molecule offive-fold symmetry is considered as a particular example todescribe the phenomenon.

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      Dillip Kumar Chand1

      1. Professor Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras Chennai 600036, India.
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  • Resonance – Journal of Science Education | News

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