Rolling Up the Sheet: Constructing Metal–Organic Lamellae and Nanotubes from a [{Mn 3 (propanediolato) 2 }(dicyanamide) 2 ] n Honeycomb Skeleton

Type
Article

Authors
Wu, Gang
Bai, Jiaquan
Jiang, Yuan
Li, Guanghua
Huang, Jian
Li, Yi
Anson, Christopher E.
Powell, Annie K.
Qiu, Shilun

KAUST Grant Number
CRG-1-2012-LAI-009

Online Publication Date
2013-12-02

Print Publication Date
2013-12-11

Date
2013-12-02

Abstract
Target synthesis of metal-organic nanotubes (MONTs) through a classic "rolling-up" mechanism remains a big challenge for coordination chemists. In this work, we report three 2D lamellar compounds and one (4,0) zigzag MONT based on a common honeycomb coordination skeleton. Our synthetic strategy toward sheet/tube superstructure transformation is to asymmetrically modify the inter-layer interactions by gradually increasing the size of the amine templates. Eventually, to relieve the surface tension of individual layers and to enhance surface areas and optimize host-guest interactions to accommodate bigger guests, spontaneous rolling up to form a tubular structure was achieved. © 2013 American Chemical Society.

Citation
Wu G, Bai J, Jiang Y, Li G, Huang J, et al. (2013) Rolling Up the Sheet: Constructing Metal–Organic Lamellae and Nanotubes from a [{Mn 3 (propanediolato) 2 }(dicyanamide) 2 ] n Honeycomb Skeleton . Journal of the American Chemical Society 135: 18276–18279. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja409569q.

Acknowledgements
Dedicated to the memory of Ian J. Hewitt. This work was supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (2011CB808703, 2012CB821700), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant nos. 20901027, 91022030, 21261130584), "111" project (B07016), and Award Project of KAUST (CRG-1-2012-LAI-009).

Publisher
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Journal
Journal of the American Chemical Society

DOI
10.1021/ja409569q

PubMed ID
24261593

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