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MODULAR ASSEMBLY OF METAL-ORGANIC SUPER-CONTAINERS INCORPORATING CALIXARENES

United States Patent Application

20170334939
A1
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A new strategy to design container molecules is presented. Sulfonylcalix[4]arenes, which are synthetic macrocyclic containers, are used as building blocks that are combined with various metal ions and tricarboxylate ligands to construct metal-organic `super-containers` (MOSCs). These MOSCs possess both endo and exo cavities and thus mimic the structure of viruses. The synthesis of MOSCs is highly modular, robust, and predictable.
Wang, Zhenqiang (Vermillion, SD), Dai, Feng-Rong (Vermillion, SD)
15/ 666,231
August 1, 2017
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under contracts DE-FG02-08ER64624 and DE-EE0000270 awarded by the Department of Energy; contract EPSCOR Grant No. 0903804 awarded by the National Science Foundation; and Grant No. 1352279 awarded by the National Science Foundation. The Government has certain rights to this invention.