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A First Cyclodextrin-Transition Metal Coordination Polymer

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posted on 13.09.2016, 00:00 by Heng Xu, Sabina Rodríguez-Hermida, Javier Pérez-Carvajal, Jordi Juanhuix, Inhar Imaz, Daniel Maspoch
The synthesis, X-ray crystallographic structure, and water uptake measurements of the first coordination polymer made of a cyclodextrin and a transition metal ion (in this case, Cu2+) are shown. This coordination polymer is made by connecting paddle-wheel Cu2+ units through a γ-cyclodextrin functionalized with eight carboxylate groups, is stable in water, and shows selective water-induced reversible structural transformations.

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