An exceptionally high boron content supramolecular cuboctahedron

Daniel J. Clingerman, Robert D. Kennedy, Joseph E. Mondloch, Amy A. Sarjeant, Joseph T. Hupp, Omar K. Farha, Chad A. Mirkin

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A boron-rich supramolecular cuboctahedron containing an impressive 240 boron atoms has been synthesized via coordination-driven assembly. The cuboctahedron, which is composed of Cu2+ paddle-wheel nodes and carborane-isophthalic acids, was obtained simply and in high purity. The ability to precisely characterize the nanostructure via X-ray diffraction makes it unique among boron-rich nanostructures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11485-11487
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number98
Publication statusPublished - Nov 14 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Clingerman, D. J., Kennedy, R. D., Mondloch, J. E., Sarjeant, A. A., Hupp, J. T., Farha, O. K., & Mirkin, C. A. (2013). An exceptionally high boron content supramolecular cuboctahedron. Chemical Communications, 49(98), 11485-11487.