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Title: Modular assembly of metal-organic super-containers incorporating calixarenes

Abstract

A new strategy to design container molecules is presented. Sulfonylcalix[4]arenes, which are synthetic macrocyclic containers, are used as building blocks that are combined with various metal ions and tricarboxylate ligands to construct metal-organic `super-containers` (MOSCs). These MOSCs possess both endo and exo cavities and thus mimic the structure of viruses. The synthesis of MOSCs is highly modular, robust, and predictable.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
South Dakota Board of Regents, Pierre, SD (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1417589
Patent Number(s):
9,868,752
Application Number:
13/862,651
Assignee:
South Dakota Board of Regents (Pierre, SD) CHO
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-08ER64624; EE0000270
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Apr 15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Wang, Zhenqiang, and Dai, Feng-Rong. Modular assembly of metal-organic super-containers incorporating calixarenes. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Wang, Zhenqiang, & Dai, Feng-Rong. Modular assembly of metal-organic super-containers incorporating calixarenes. United States.
Wang, Zhenqiang, and Dai, Feng-Rong. 2018. "Modular assembly of metal-organic super-containers incorporating calixarenes". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1417589.
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