What is it about?

This study describe the synthesis and crystal structure of a V-shape complex, from combination of zinc and amide ligands. There is a gap between the cavity in the V-shape complex that is expected to be accommodated by anion., enable this complex to act as anion receptor or anion sensor.

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Why is it important?

our finding has proven that a V-shape molecule with anion host is suitable as anion receptor. This study has open up a new strategies on anion receptor, where a host with pre-organized shape is more suitable to capture the anion within the molecule cavity.


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Abdul Kadir Maisara
Malaysia Citation Centre

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This page is a summary of: Synthesis and crystal structure ofN-6-[(4-pyridylamino)carbonyl]-pyridine-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester zinc complex, Complex Metals, March 2014, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/2164232x.2014.883289.
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