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An octanuclear helical ‘molecular wheel’ from hierarchical assembly of four dinuclear Cu₂ units in a mixed-ligand array
- Najar, Adel M., Tidmarsh, Ian S., Ward, Michael D.
- RSC advances 2012 v.2 no.4 pp. 1326-1328
- copper, ligands, salts
- Reaction of Cu(ii) salts with a combination of two different types of ligand affords an unusual ‘molecular wheel’, based on a cyclic array of four pyrazolate-bridged dinuclear Cu(ii) units which are interconnected by bis-bidentate bridging ligands, in a hierarchical self-assembly process.