A CoII18L6 hexameric metal-organic nanocapsule (MONC) has been prepared and characterized using biomimetic self-assembly as the synthetic methodology. Akin to the biological behavior of zinc-finger proteins' release, uptake, and electrophilic substitution of Zn2+ ions, the assembly of this novel MONC has been accomplished by employing three sequential processes: assembly of the framework, metal ion insertion, and metal exchange, resulting in the formation of the CoII18L6 hexameric MONC. In this work, inspired by the biological behavior of metalloproteins, rational control of multiple complex supramolecular self-assembly has been achieved.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|State||Published - Jun 12 2019|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemistry (all)
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry