Nanoscale Borromean links for real

Andrea J. Peters*, Kelly S. Chichak, Stuart J. Cantrill, J. Fraser Stoddart

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Borohydride reduction of a Borromean Ring (BR) complex containing six zinc(II) ions and 12 imine bonds has resulted in its demetallation, producing a neutral BR compound and also its free macrocycle, following cleavage of at least one of the imine bonds in the ethanolic reaction mixture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3394-3396
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number27
StatePublished - Jul 21 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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