Silver(I) mediated folding of a molecular basket
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Hadad, Christopher M.
Badjic, Jovica D.
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We have investigated Ag(I) mediated folding of a tridentate compound, containing three pyridine flaps tethered to a semirigid scaffold, into a molecular basket, using both experimental and theoretical methods. The basket formation has been shown to be highly favorable in organic media (Delta G degrees = -7.2 kcal/mol), with the assembly process allowing for another ligand to bind preferentially on the outer side.
Source:Organic Letters, 2007, 9, 12, 2301-2304
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