Fig. 3: Actinide separation by self-assembled metal–organic nanocages. | Communications Chemistry

Fig. 3: Actinide separation by self-assembled metal–organic nanocages.

From: Multivalent cooperativity induced by self-assembly for f-element separation

Fig. 3

a Molecular structure of pyrogallol[4]arene (PgCn, n = 3, 5, 9) and the crystal structure of the uranyl complex [U24(PgC3)6]. b Distribution ratios (errors ranging from 0.3 to 35.7%) for uranyl and lanthanide ions at different pH and cartoon representation of selective assembly of nanocages during extraction. Reproduced with permission from ref. 19. Copyright 2020 American Chemical Society.

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