Metal-Organic Polyhedra: Catalysis and Reactive Intermediates

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Abstract

The catalytic nature of self-assembled metal-organic polyhedra gives an entirely new dimension to the reactivity and properties of molecules within a well-defined confined space. Encapsulation of a range of guests brings about not only host-guest interactions but also gives rise to unusual reactivities with selectivity and stabilization of various reactive intermediates. This review briefly covers the synthesis of self-assembled metal-organic polyhedra and elaborates their influence in different chemical reactions as well as in the stabilization of unstable chemical species.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Catalysts
  • Host-guest systems
  • Metal-organic polyhedra
  • Non-covalent interactions
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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