The weak-link approach (WLA) to supramolecular assemblies allows for the design of multimetallic two- and three-dimensional arrays, host-guest architectures, sensors, catalysts, switches, and signal amplification devices. This Account describes the course of our investigations in this area beginning with the development of a chemical tool kit of building blocks consisting of multiple metals and ligands. These building blocks can be rationally mixed and matched to provide structures with a wide range of properties that have been used to develop functional supramolecular architectures, including chemical sensors and allosteric catalysts.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Accounts of chemical research|
|State||Published - Nov 2005|
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