Chemistry Letters
Online ISSN : 1348-0715
Print ISSN : 0366-7022
ISSN-L : 0366-7022
Volume 47 , Issue 5
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  • Heidi Li-Ki Fu, Vivian Wing-Wah Yam
    2018 Volume 47 Issue 5 Pages 605-610
    Published: May 05, 2018
    Released: May 05, 2018
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    The search for low molecular weight gelators represents an exciting area in supramolecular chemistry. The incorporation of a transition metal center to organogelators integrates the unique properties of transition metal complex systems to the gelators, which would otherwise be difficult to achieve in pure organic systems. This review presents the recent advances in supramolecular metallogels derived from the self-organization of platinum(II) and gold(III) complexes with tridentate ligands, which are ideal candidates for the development of functional and smart materials.

    Metallogel formation has attracted much interests in the area of supramolecular chemistry in the past decades. The incorporation of a transition metal center to organogelators integrates the unique properties of transition metal complex systems to the gelators, which would otherwise be difficult to be achieved in pure organic systems. This review discusses the recent progress in supramolecular metallogels derived from the self-assembly of platinum(II) and gold(III) complexes with tridentate ligands through multiple non-covalent interactions, which would provide more insights into the development of functional materials. Fullsize Image
     
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