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Enantioselective chiral sorption of 1-phenylethanol by homochiral 1D coordination polymers


Cao, W and Missen, OP and Turner, DJ, Enantioselective chiral sorption of 1-phenylethanol by homochiral 1D coordination polymers, Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 9 pp. 709-718. ISSN 2052-1553 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1039/D1QI01457A


Enantioselective resolution by coordination polymers has the potential to provide a high degree of discrimination by virtue of well-defined pores and the possibility of identifying and modifying binding sites. Differences in enantioselective behaviour of two closely-related chiral 1D coordination polymers are shown to relate to their slight differences in structure. The coordination polymers, 1 and 2, contain an enantiopure dicarboxylate diimide ligand (AlaPmDI2−) alongside an achiral co-ligand, 1,4-bis(imidazol-1-yl-methyl)benzene (bix), with the substantiative difference between the two being replacement of one AlaPmDI2− by two chloride ligands. Despite being one-dimensional, both present small channels of intrinsic chirality. Compound 1 was found to exhibit modest enantioselectivity for (R)-1-phenylethanol (1-PE) from static sorption, while 2 did not show any enantioselectivity in its uptake, although still sorbed the guest. Single crystal data of 1-PE⊂1 indicates that the enantioselective preference is due to an array of interactions with the hydroxyl group of the (R)-enantiomer. Use of 1 in a pseudo-LC micro-column is able to provide enantio-enriched samples from a dynamic separation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:enantioselection, coordination polymers, homochiral, separations testing, solvent accessible voids
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Inorganic chemistry
Research Field:Metal organic frameworks
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Industrial chemicals and related products
Objective Field:Industrial chemicals and related products not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Missen, OP (Dr Owen Missen)
ID Code:154976
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:CODES ARC
Deposited On:2023-01-20
Last Modified:2023-01-21

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