[J. Am. Chem. Soc.] Prof. Xiangjian KONG & Prof. Lasheng LONG's groups published a paper entitled A Gigantic Molecular Wheel of {Gd140}: A New Member of the Molecular Wheel Family

Publish Date:2017-12-15     Visited949Times    bsp;  

Title: A Gigantic Molecular Wheel of {Gd140}: A New Member of the Molecular Wheel Family

Author: Xiu-Ying Zheng, You-Hong Jiang, Gui-Lin Zhuang, Da-Peng Liu, Hong-Gang Liao, Xiang-Jian Kong* , La-Sheng Long* , and Lan-Sun Zheng

Summary:

Nanoscale inorganic wheel-shaped structures are one of the most striking types of molecular aggregations. Here, we report the synthesis of a gigantic lanthanide wheel cluster containing 140 Gd3+ atoms. As the largest lanthanide cluster reported thus far, {Gd140} features an attractive wheel-like structure with 10-fold symmetry. The nanoscopic molecular wheel possesses the largest diameter of 6.0 nm and displays high stability in solution, which allows direct visualization by scanning transmission electron microscopy. The newly discovered lanthanide {Gd140} cluster represents a new member of the molecular wheel family.






Full Link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/jacs.7b11112