A Chiral Bis‐Naphthylated Tetrandrine Dibromide: Synthesis, Self‐Assembly into an Organic Framework Based On Nanosized Spherical Cages, and Inclusion Studies: Synthesis, Self-Assembly into an Organic Framework Based On Nanosized Spherical Cages, and Inclusion Studies

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Abstract

Crystalline framework materials have gained interest because of their many potential applications. A novel chiral tetrandrine salt (DNT) has been synthesized and characterized by conventional analytical techniques and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis, and its self-assembly behavior studied. In the solid state, 48 molecules of the compound self-assemble into an organic framework based on nanospherical aggregates formed exclusively through weak noncovalent interactions. Additionally, it was demonstrated by UV-vis spectroscopy and TGA that assembled DNT can include the Nile Red dye, giving a fluorescent material. To the best of our knowledge, these spherical assemblies are the largest among the purely synthetic organic self-assembled molecular crystals reported to date.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1140-1144
Number of pages5
JournalChemPlusChem
Volume84
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 24 Jul 2019

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Keywords

  • framework materials
  • inclusion complexes
  • molecular crystals
  • nanostructures
  • self-assembly

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