Reversible Encapsulation of Xenon and CH2Cl2 in a Solid-State Molecular Organometallic Framework (Guest@SMOM)

Antonio J. Martínez-Martínez, Nicholas H. Rees, Andrew S. Weller*

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Reversible encapsulation of CH2Cl2 or Xe in a non-porous solid-state molecular organometallic framework of [Rh(Cy2PCH2PCy2)(NBD)][BArF4] occurs in single-crystal to single-crystal transformations. These processes are probed by solid-state NMR spectroscopy, including 129Xe SSNMR. Non-covalent interactions with the -CF3 groups, and hydrophobic channels formed, of [BArF4] anions are shown to be important, and thus have similarity to the transport of substrates and products to and from the active site in metalloenzymes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16873-16877
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number47
Early online date11 Oct 2019
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2019

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  • encapsulation
  • rhodium
  • single-crystal to single-crystal
  • solid-state chemistry
  • xenon

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