Stepwise coordination of Pt(II)-180° and Pd(II)-90° metal fragments to the purine nucleobase 9-methylhypoxanthine affords a closed octadecanuclear Pt6Pd12 cluster

Chemistry. 2013 Jul 22;19(30):9800-6. doi: 10.1002/chem.201300446. Epub 2013 Jun 6.


Crossing the line: A pH-induced "crossover" in 3D shapes of supramolecular constructs derived from trans(NH3)2Pt(II), [Pd(II)(en)], and the purine model nucleobase 9-methylhypoxanthine (see figure) is reported in which [Pd(en)(H2O)](2+) and [Pd(en)(OH)](+) are the decisive players (en = ethylenediamine).

Keywords: anion binding; host-guest systems; metallacycles; nucleobases.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't