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A Rapid and Straightforward Supramolecular Self-Assembly Experiment to Prepare and Characterize a Triple Helicate Complex

White, Nicholas


This experiment prepares a large (Mr: 1821 g mol–1) triple helicate complex quickly in one pot from inexpensive starting materials. The protocol illustrates the power of self-assembly in a simple manner that is suitable for second-year general chemistry students using reversible imine bond and metal–ligand bond formation. Plastic molecular models and 1H NMR spectroscopy are used to elucidate the structure of the self-assembled product.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Chemical Education
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00674


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