Metallogels from coordination complexes, organometallic, and coordination polymers

Dastidar, Parthasarathi ; Ganguly, Sumi ; Sarkar, Koushik (2016) Metallogels from coordination complexes, organometallic, and coordination polymers Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 11 (18). pp. 2484-2498. ISSN 1861-4728

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A supramolecular gel results from the immobilization of solvent molecules on a 3D network of gelator molecules stabilized by various supramolecular interactions that include hydrogen bonding, π–π stacking, van der Waals interactions, and halogen bonding. In a metallogel, a metal is a part of the gel network as a coordinated metal ion (in a discrete coordination complex), as a cross-linking metal node with a multitopic ligand (in coordination polymer), and as metal nanoparticles adhered to the gel network. Although the field is relatively new, research into metallogels has experienced a considerable upsurge owing to its fundamental importance in supramolecular chemistry and various potential applications. This focus review aims to provide an insight into the development of designing metallogelators. Because of the limited scope, discussions are confined to examples pertaining to metallogelators derived from discrete coordination complexes, organometallic gelators, and coordination polymers. This review is expected to enlighten readers on the current development of designing metallogelators of the abovementioned class of molecules.

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Keywords:Gels; Noncovalent Interactions; Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Composites; Self-Assembly; Supramolecular Chemistry
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Deposited On:19 Apr 2018 10:12
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