The first inorganic "tennis ball" encapsulating an anion

Kwan Mook Kim, Jung Su Park, Yeong Sang Kim, Yong Ju Jun, Tae Yi Kang, Youn Soo Sohn, Moo Jin Jun

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New balls please! Reaction of Cu(BF4)2 with [(dach)PtII] (dach = trans (±)-1,2-diaminocyclohexane) and bis(ethylthio)methylenepropanedioate (BETMP) gave [{(dach)Pt(BETMP)}2Cu(BF4)2] (1; shown schematically). Dimerization of 1 in methanol leads to the first inorganic "tennis ball" 2 [Eq. (1)]. A BF4-ion is encapsulated in the cavity of 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2458-2460
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number13
StatePublished - 2 Jul 2001


  • Anions
  • Host-guest systems
  • Self-assembly
  • Supramolecular chemistry


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