Controlled Synthesis of Nanoscopic Metal Cages

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  • External authors:
  • Jesus Ferrando Soria
  • Antonio Fernandez
  • Eufemio Moreno Pineda
  • Sarah Varey
  • Inigo Vitorica-Yrezabal
  • Grigore Timco
  • Christopher Muryn


Here we show an elegant and general route to the assembly of a giant {M12C24} cage from 12 palladium ions (M) and 24 heterometallic octanuclear coordination cages (C = {Cr7Ni-Py2}). The molecule is 8 nm in size, and the methods for its synthesis and characterization provide a basis for future developments at this scale.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7644–7647
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number24
StatePublished - 5 Jun 2015