Construction of Supramolecular Polymers with Different Topologies by Orthogonal Self-Assembly of Cryptand-Paraquat Recognition and Metal Coordination.


Wang K(1), Shao YG(1), Yan FZ(1), Zhang Z(1), Li S(1).
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(1)College of Material, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou 311121, China.


Recently, metal-coordinated orthogonal self-assembly has been used as a feasible and efficient method in the construction of polymeric materials, which can also provide supramolecular self-assembly complexes with different topologies. Herein, a cryptand with a rigid pyridyl group on the third arm derived from BMP32C10 was synthesized. Through coordination-driven self-assembly with a bidentate organoplatinum(II) acceptor or tetradentate Pd(BF4)2•4CH3CN, a di-cryptand complex and tetra-cryptand complex were prepared, respectively. Subsequently, through the addition of a di-paraquat guest, linear and cross-linked supramolecular polymers were constructed through orthogonal self-assembly, respectively. By comparing their proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR) and diffusion-ordered spectroscopy (DOSY) spectra, it was found that the degrees of polymerization were dependent not only on the concentrations of the monomers but also on the topologies of the supramolecular polymers.