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Generation of metallosupramolecular polymer gels from multiply functionalized grid-type complexes

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2012
<mark>Journal</mark>New Journal of Chemistry
Issue number3
Volume36
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)668-673
<mark>State</mark>Published
Early online date12/12/11
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

A ditopic ligand (1), containing two tridentate bis(acylhydrazone) subunits and bearing both long alkyl chains and hydrogen-bonding groups, has been synthesised. Metal cation binding in the presence of a base leads to hierarchical self-assembly, forming first a neutral [2 x 2] grid-type complex (2) that hierarchically assembles into metallosupramolecular polymer gels in toluene.