Luminescent mesoporous molecular materials based on neutral tetrametallic rectangles

Kurt D. Benkstein, Joseph T. Hupp*, Charlotte L. Stern

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The square hole for the round peg: The first two members of a new family of tetrametallic cyclophanes (1; M=Mn1, Re1), which feature rectangular cavities, have been synthesized and characterized. Both of the luminescent compounds behave as mesoporous materials in a thin film and display high capacities and substantial affinities towards the uptake of selected volatile organic compounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2891-2893
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 18 2000


  • Host-guest chemistry
  • Luminescence
  • Mesoporosity
  • Metallacycles
  • Sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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