A rock-salt-like lattice structure consisting of monocationic and monoanionic AuIAgICuII supramolecular cages of D-penicillaminate

Atsushi Toyota*, Tadashi Yamaguchi, Asako Igashira-Kamiyama, Tatsuya Kawamoto, Takumi Konno

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All three coinage metals are present in the supramolecular compound created from D-penicillamine (D-H2pen) by stepwise reaction with Au I, AgI, and CuII in the presence of Cl -. In this compound, 20-nuclear monocationic [Au6Ag 8Cu6Cl-(H2O)5(D-pen) 12]+ and 21-nuclear monoanionic [Au6Ag 9Cu6Cl4(H2O)6(D-pen) 12]- (see picture) supramolecular cages, each of which accommodates a Cl- ion (green), are linked so as to form a giant rock-salt-like lattice structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1088-1092
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb 4


  • Aggregation
  • Cage compounds
  • S ligands
  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Transition metals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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