Synthesis and characterization of a trigonal bipyramidal supramolecular cage based upon rhodium and platinum metal centers

Jered C. Garrison, Matthew J. Panzner, Paul D. Custer, D. Venkat Reddy, Peter L. Rinaldi, Claire A. Tessier, Wiley J. Youngs

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The reaction of 4-ethynyl-pyridine with tert-butyl lithium followed by its addition to (Me3tacn)RhCl3 affords the facial octahedral complex (Me3tacn)Rh(CCPy)3, condensation of which with the square planar complex cis-(DCPE)Pt(NO3)2 results in a self-assembled trigonal bipyramidal cage with Rh(iii) and Pt(ii) atoms occupying the vertices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4644-4646
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - Nov 9 2006


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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