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Discovery of gigantic molecular nanostructures using a flow reaction array as a search engine.
Nat Commun
PUBLISHED: 01-01-2014
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The discovery of gigantic molecular nanostructures like coordination and polyoxometalate clusters is extremely time-consuming since a vast combinatorial space needs to be searched, and even a systematic and exhaustive exploration of the available synthetic parameters relies on a great deal of serendipity. Here we present a synthetic methodology that combines a flow reaction array and algorithmic control to give a chemical 'real-space' search engine leading to the discovery and isolation of a range of new molecular nanoclusters based on [Mo(2)O(2)S(2)](2+)-based building blocks with either fourfold (C4) or fivefold (C5) symmetry templates and linkers. This engine leads us to isolate six new nanoscale cluster compounds: 1, {Mo(10)(C5)}; 2, {Mo(14)(C4)4(C5)2}; 3, {Mo(60)(C4)10}; 4, {Mo(48)(C4)6}; 5, {Mo(34)(C4)4}; 6, {Mo(18)(C4)9}; in only 200 automated experiments from a parameter space spanning ~5 million possible combinations.
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A redox-triggered structural rearrangement in an iodate-templated polyoxotungstate cluster cage.
Chem. Commun. (Camb.)
PUBLISHED: 09-12-2013
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The new tungstatoiodate, ?-[H5W18O59(IO3)](6-), containing I(V)O3(-) within a {W18O54} metal oxide framework has been prepared and shown by X-ray crystallography and mass spectrometry to be derived from the fully oxidised [H3W18O56(IO6)](6-) by two-electron reduction accompanied by a redox-triggered structural rearrangement where three I-O covalent bonds are broken.
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A flow-system array for the discovery and scale up of inorganic clusters.
Nat Chem
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The batch synthesis of inorganic clusters can be both time consuming and limited by a lack of reproducibility. Flow-system approaches, now common in organic synthesis, have not been utilized widely for the synthesis of clusters. Herein we combine an automated flow process with multiple batch crystallizations for the screening and scale up of syntheses of polyoxometalates and manganese-based single-molecule magnets. Scale up of the synthesis of these architectures was achieved by programming a multiple-pump reactor system to vary reaction conditions sequentially, and thus explore a larger parameter space in a shorter time than conventionally possible. Also, the potential for using the array as a discovery tool is demonstrated. Successful conditions for product isolation were identified easily from the array of reactions, and a direct route to scale up was then immediately available simply by continuous application of these flow conditions. In all cases, large quantities of phase-pure material were obtained and the time taken for the discovery, repetition and scale up decreased.
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