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A highly symmetric diamond-like assembly of cyclotricatechylene-based tetrahedral cages

Abrahams, B.F., Boughton, B.A.ORCID: 0000-0001-6342-9814, FitzGerald, N.J., Holmes, J.L. and Robson, R. (2011) A highly symmetric diamond-like assembly of cyclotricatechylene-based tetrahedral cages. Chemical Communications, 47 (26). pp. 7404-7406.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1039/c1cc12723c
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Abstract

The combination of six Cu(II) centres with four cyclotricatechylene (ctc6−) ligands generates large (Cu6ctc4)12− cages with the topology of the tetrahedron. The anionic tetrahedral cages are cemented together, triangular face to triangular face, by Na+ cations together with water molecules to generate a highly symmetric diamond-like assembly (space group Fd-3m, the same as that of diamond itself) whose adamantane-like units have an iodide ion at the centre of every cyclohexane-like face.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Copyright: © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2011
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56487
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