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Highly stable cage-like complexes by self-assembly of tetracationic Zn(II) porphyrinates and tetrasulfonatocalix[4]arenes in polar solvents

Royal Society of Chemistry
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Tetracationic Zn(II) porphyrinates and tetraanionic calix[4]arenes can be assembled in polar solvents to obtain cage-like complexes in an entropy driven process. These structures are remarkably stable even in the presence of water or competing salts.

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