Cangelosi VM1, Zakharov LN, Fontenot SA, Pitt MA, Johnson DW.
Dalton Trans. 2008 Jul 14;(26):3447-53. doi: 10.1039/b802178c. Epub 2008 Apr 18.The reaction of AsCl3 with H2L (where L = a rigid dithiolate) results in the self-assembly of As2L2Cl2 supramolecular macrocycles. For ligands 4,4'-bis(mercaptomethyl)biphenyl (H2), 4,4'-bis(mercaptomethyl)-trans-stilbene (H2), and 1,4-dimethoxy-2,5-bis(mercaptomethyl)benzene (H2), the macrocyclic cavities of the resulting assemblies are large enough to host aromatic solvent molecules, as revealed by single crystal X-ray structures of the inclusion complexes. Read More