Hill, Leila R.2; Blackburn, Octavia A.2; Jones, Michael W.2; Tropiano, Manuel2; Sørensen, Thomas Just3; Faulkner, Stephen2
1 Administration, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet2 University of Oxford3 Administration, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet
forming a pentanuclear ReLn<sub>4</sub> assembly by association of binuclear lanthanide binding pockets with <em>fac</em>-Re(CO)<sub>3</sub>(dinicotinate)<sub>2</sub>Cl
The self-assembly of higher order structures in water is realised by using the association of 1,3-biscarboxylates to binuclear meta-xylyl bridged DO3A complexes. Two dinicotinate binding sites are placed at a right-angle in a rhenium complex, which is shown to form a 1 : 2 complex with α,α'-bis(Eu·DO3A)-5-amino-m-xylene.