Institute of Functional Interfaces

Dynamic Microcrystal Assembly by Nitroxide Exchange Reactions

  • chair:

    Schulte, B. / Tsotsalas, M. / Becker, M. / Studer, A. / De Cola, L. (2010) 

  • place:

    Angewandte Chemie, (2010), 49,  38, 6881–6884, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201002851 

  • Date: August 2010

Abstract

Sticking together: The pore entrances of dye-loaded green or red zeolite L crystals can be site-specifically modified with either alkoxyamines or nitroxide radicals. Mild radical nitroxide exchange reactions of alkoxyamine-terminated “green” zeolite crystals with nitroxide-terminated “red” crystals leads to highly regular crystal chains that contain up to 15 covalently connected crystals with strictly alternating colors. 

 

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