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Supramolecular assemblies of tripodal porphyrin hosts and C-60

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The self-assembly of two tripodal porphyrin hosts in the presence of C-60, in the solid state, has been studied using synchrotron X-ray crystallography, and in solution by using H-1 NMR and fluorescence spectroscopies. The binding affinities, stoichiometries and geometries strongly depend on the size of the porphyrin host. Intramolecular and/or intermolecular porphyrin-fullerene interactions are observed in the co-crystallites and in each case, the trimer exhibits a "tweezers-like" structural motif. The solid-state structures of the trimer-fullerene cocrystallites reveal close fullerene-porphyrin and fullerene-fullerene contacts.

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Author(s): Tong LH, Wietor JL, Clegg W, Raithby PR, Pascu SI, Sanders JKM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chemistry: A European Journal

Year: 2008

Volume: 14

Issue: 10

Pages: 3035-3044

Print publication date: 01/01/2008

ISSN (print): 0947-6539

ISSN (electronic): 1521-3765

Publisher: Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA


DOI: 10.1002/chem.200701686


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