Different Modes of Anion Response Cause Circulatory Phase Transfer of a Coordination Cage with Controlled Directionality
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Mihara, N., Ronson, T., & Nitschke, J. (2019). Different Modes of Anion Response Cause Circulatory Phase Transfer of a Coordination Cage with Controlled Directionality. Angewandte Chemie, 131 (36), 12627-12631. https://doi.org/10.1002/ange.201906644
Controlled directional transport of molecules is essential to complex natural systems, exemplified by cellular transport up to organismal circulatory systems. In contrast to these natural systems, synthetic systems that enable transport of molecules between several spatial locations on the macroscopic scale, when external stimuli are applied, remain to be explored. Here we report the transfer of a supramolecular cage with controlled directionality between three phases, based on the cage that responds reversibly in two distinct ways to different anions. Notably, circulatory phase transfer of the cage was demonstrated based on a system where the three layers of solvent are arranged within a circular track. The direction of circulation between solvent phases depended upon the order of addition of anions.
European Research Council (695009), UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, EP/P027067/1)
EPSRC (via University of Manchester) (EP/P027067/1)
European Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) ERC (695009)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ange.201906644
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/294618