Star of Texas, 2D Star of David and 3D Star of David
In the collaboration with Prof. Pingshan Wang, we successfully assembled supramolecular hexagram and pentagram using step-wise strategy. We originally named them as Star-of-David (hexagram) and Star-of-Texas (pentagram). Yes, the Star-of-Texas always let us recall Texas, the Lone Star State. Please find our recent publication on Nat. Commun.
Nat. Commun., 2017, 15476
Meanwhile, we also advanced the supramolecular chemistry of Star-of-David from terpyridine-based self-assembly into pyridine-based self-assembly. Instead of using step-wise strategy, we redesigned the ligand and were able to directly assemble 2D Star-of-David with Pt(II)-component in high yield. With the goal of increasing the complexity and stability of supramolecules, for the first time, we obtained a 3D version of Star-of-David, which has four 2D Star-of-David as cross sections. For details, see our recent publication on Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017,56 ,5258–5262