Supramolecular assembly of hexagonal mesostructured germanium sulfide and selenide nanocomposites incorporating the biologically relevant Fe4S4 cluster

Pantelis N. Trikalitis, Thomas Bakas, Vasilios Papaefthymiou, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

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Stable hybrid systems are generated by the reaction of adamantane [Ge4Q10]4- (Q= S, Se) clusters with substitutionally labile [Fe4S4Cl4]2- clusters templated by cationic surfactant molecules. The resulting novel hexagonal mesophases have parallel pore tunnels (see schematic representation) with separations of ≈35 Å, which may find applications in shape-selective electro- and photocatalysis, artificial photosynthesis, and biosensors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4558-4562
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Dec 15 2000



  • Bioinorganic chemistry
  • Chalcogens
  • Germanium
  • Iron
  • Mesophases
  • Template synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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