A [CuII16] wheel was isolated serendipitously from the reaction of acetylacetone dioxime with copper(ii) chloride and lanthanide ions in a reaction initially designed to produce heterometallic 3d–4f cages. The ligand has been transformed in situ to three different forms, all found within the [Cu16] wheel, with the original ligand completely absent. © The Partner Organisations 2014.
Kostopoulos, A. K., Katsenis, A. D., Frost, J. M., Kessler, V. G., Brechin, E. K., & Papaefstathiou, G. S. (2014). Circular serendipity: In situ ligand transformation for the self-assembly of an hexadecametallic [CuII16] wheel. Chemical Communications, 50(95), 15002–15005. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4cc07582j