Synlett 2016; 27(08): 1133-1138
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1561364
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Let’s Sort It Out: Self-Sorting of Covalent Organic Cage Compounds

Florian Beuerle*
Institut für Organische Chemie & Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany   Email: florian.beuerle@uni-wuerzburg.de
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Stefanie Klotzbach
Institut für Organische Chemie & Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany   Email: florian.beuerle@uni-wuerzburg.de
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Ayan Dhara
Institut für Organische Chemie & Center for Nanosystems Chemistry, Universität Würzburg, Am Hubland, 97074 Würzburg, Germany   Email: florian.beuerle@uni-wuerzburg.de
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Publication History

Received: 07 December 2015

Accepted after revision: 11 January 2016

Publication Date:
08 February 2016 (online)

Abstract

Dynamic covalent self-assembly of small and rigid precursors into cage-type architectures can serve as a powerful strategy for the formation of molecular porous units. In order to enhance the functionality of suchlike nanostructures, formation of complex multicomponent assemblies with high spatial precision, and on-demand control of both reversible assembly and disassembly is highly desirable. Here we highlight some of our most recent achievements on the size-specific synthesis and self-sorting properties within a series of covalent organic cage compounds and the stimuli-responsive assembly of supramolecular cages assembled by boron–nitrogen dative bonds.

1 Introduction

2 Self-Sorting of Covalent Organic Cages

3 Stimuli-Responsive Cages

4 Conclusion and Outlook

 
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