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Triple Self-Sorting in Constitutional Dynamic Networks: Parallel Generation of Imine-Based CuI, FeII, and ZnII Complexes

Ayme, J.-F. 1; Dhers, S.; Lehn, J.-M. 1
1 Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Three imine‐based metal complexes, having no overlap in terms of their compositions, have been simultaneously generated from the self‐sorting of a constitutional dynamic library (CDL) containing three amines, three aldehydes, and three metal salts. The hierarchical ordering of the stability of the three metal complexes assembled and the leveraging of the antagonistic and agonistic relationships existing between the constituents within the constitutional dynamic network corresponding to the CDL were pivotal in achieving the sorting. Examination of the process by NMR spectroscopy showed that the self‐sorting of the FeII and ZnII complexes depended on an interplay between the thermodynamic driving forces and a kinetic trap involved in their assembly. These results also exemplify the concept of “simplexity”—the fact that the output of a self‐assembling system may be simplified by increasing its initial compositional complexity—as the two complexes could self‐sort only in the presence of the third pair of organic components, those of the CuI complex.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000120781
Veröffentlicht am 10.07.2020
DOI: 10.1002/anie.202000818
Zitationen: 12
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsdatum 20.07.2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0044-8249, 0570-0833, 1433-7851, 1521-3757, 1521-3773
KITopen-ID: 1000120781
HGF-Programm 43.21.04 (POF III, LK 01) Molecular Engineering
Erschienen in Angewandte Chemie / International edition
Verlag John Wiley and Sons
Band 59
Heft 30
Seiten 12484-12492
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 14.04.2020
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