Functional Supramolecular Architectures of Dipyrrin Complexes

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Dynamic formation of self-assemblies from molecular components is a useful and efficient way to produce molecular and supramolecular architectures with sophisticated functions. The labile coordination bond and dynamic covalent bond as a reversible bond have often been used to create a well-organized supramolecular self-assembly. In order to realize sophisticated novel functions of the supramolecular self-assemblies, dipyrrin complexes have recently been employed as a functional unit and incorporated into the supramolecular architectures because of their outstanding properties and functions such as a high photostability and strong light absorption/emission. This review article summarizes recent development in functional supramolecular architectures of the dipyrrin complexes produced by coordination to a metal ion and dynamic covalent bond formation. We first describe the synthesis and unique functions of a series of discrete supramolecular architectures: helicates, macrocycles, and cages. The polymeric supramolecular self-assemblies with 1D, 2D, and 3D structures are then introduced as a functional infinite supramolecular architecture.


  • Frontiers in chemistry

    Frontiers in chemistry (6), 349, 2018-08



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