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Combining Coordination and Hydrogen Bonds to Develop Discrete Supramolecular Metalla-Assemblies

Institute of Chemistry, University of Neuchatel, Avenue de Bellevaux 51, CH-2000 Neuchatel, Switzerland
Chemistry 2020, 2(2), 565-576; https://doi.org/10.3390/chemistry2020034
Received: 6 April 2020 / Revised: 8 May 2020 / Accepted: 18 May 2020 / Published: 8 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Supramolecular Chemistry in the 3rd Millennium)
In Nature, metal ions play critical roles at different levels, and they are often found in proteins. Therefore, metal ions are naturally incorporated in hydrogen-bonded systems. In addition, the combination of metal coordination and hydrogen bonds have been used extensively to develop supramolecular materials. However, despite this win-win combination between coordination and hydrogen bonds in many supramolecular systems, the same combination remains scarce in the field of coordination-driven self-assemblies. Indeed, as illustrated in this mini-review, only a few discrete supramolecular metalla-assemblies combining coordination and hydrogen bonds can be found in the literature, but that figure might change rapidly. View Full-Text
Keywords: coordination chemistry; hydrogen bonds; supramolecular chemistry; metalla-assemblies; coordination-driven self-assembly; orthogonality; ligands; metal ions coordination chemistry; hydrogen bonds; supramolecular chemistry; metalla-assemblies; coordination-driven self-assembly; orthogonality; ligands; metal ions
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Therrien, B. Combining Coordination and Hydrogen Bonds to Develop Discrete Supramolecular Metalla-Assemblies. Chemistry 2020, 2, 565-576.

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