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Method for forming cooperative binary ionic solids

United States Patent

September 9, 2014
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A nanostructured molecular unit and method for forming is described where a cationic porphyrin having an ethanolic substituent species and a metal in the porphyrin cavity is combined with an anionic porphyrin having a sulfonate substituent species and a metal in the porphyrin cavity to form by self-assembly a nanostructured molecular unit with a morphology comprising four dendritic elements connected at a central node.
Shelnutt; John A. (Tijeras, NM), Martin; Kathleen E. (Tijeras, NM), Wang; Zhongchun (Sunnyvale, CA), Medforth; Craig J. (Oporto, PT)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
13/ 758,469
February 4, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The Government has rights to this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.