Nanometer-sized shell molecules that confine endohedral polymerizing units

Takashi Murase, Sota Sato, Makoto Fujita

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Polymerization in a nutshell: A discrete spherical Pd12L 24 complex was prepared that confines 24 tethered methyl methacrylate (MMA) units internally (see picture; shell blue, Pd yellow, O red, C gray; MMA shown as space-filling representation). Endohedral radical polymerization of the monomer proceeds efficiently as a result of the high concentration of MMA units within the restricted space of the core (inner diameter: 3.7 nm). (Figure Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1083-1085
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Cage compounds
  • Nanostructures
  • Palladium
  • Polymerization
  • Self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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