Lanthanitin: A chiral nanoball encapsulating 18 lanthanum ions by ferritin-like assembly

Kyung Seok Jeong, Young Shin Kim, Yun Ju Kim, Eunsung Lee, Ji Hye Yoon, Won Hwa Park, Young Woo Park, Seung Joon Jeon, Zee Hwan Kim, Jaheon Kim, Nakcheol Jeong

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) A chiral supramolecule, obtained by self-assembly of 24 chiral ditopic carboxylate ligands, 18 La ions, and two carbonate anions, has been dubbed lanthanitin because of its structural resemblance to ferritin. The picture shows the molecular structure of one enantiomer of lanthanitin. Color code: La blue, carbonate C green, C gray, O red; H omitted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8134-8138
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume45
Issue number48
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 11

Keywords

  • Carboxylate ligands
  • Helical structures
  • Lanthanum
  • Nanostructures
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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    Jeong, K. S., Kim, Y. S., Kim, Y. J., Lee, E., Yoon, J. H., Park, W. H., Park, Y. W., Jeon, S. J., Kim, Z. H., Kim, J., & Jeong, N. (2006). Lanthanitin: A chiral nanoball encapsulating 18 lanthanum ions by ferritin-like assembly. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 45(48), 8134-8138. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.200603622