Polyporous metal-coordination frameworks

Jeremiah J. Gassensmith, Ronald A. Smaldone, Ross S. Forgan, Christopher E. Wilmer, David B. Cordes, Youssry Y. Botros, Alexandra M.Z. Slawin, Randall Q. Snurr, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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Starting from a chiral building block - α-cyclodextrin - and rubidium salts, the crystallization of a complex of chiral helices, which constitute a "green" porous coordination polymer, has been realized. Cyclodextrin molecules coordinated by rubidium ions form porous, infinitely long left-handed helical channels, interdigitated with each other. A theoretical examination of the potential of this new material to act as a medium for chiral separation is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1460-1463
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 16 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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