Cage Metal Complexes

Clathrochelates Revisited

  • Yan Voloshin
  • Irina Belaya
  • Roland Krämer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Yan Voloshin, Irina Belaya, Roland Krämer
    Pages 1-2
  3. Yan Voloshin, Irina Belaya, Roland Krämer
    Pages 3-229
  4. Yan Voloshin, Irina Belaya, Roland Krämer
    Pages 231-324
  5. Yan Voloshin, Irina Belaya, Roland Krämer
    Pages 325-339
  6. Yan Voloshin, Irina Belaya, Roland Krämer
    Pages 341-405
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 407-467

About this book


This fundamental book presents the most comprehensive summary of the current state in chemistry of cage metal complexes. After their previous book “The Encapsulation Phenomenon” (ISBN 978-3-319-27737-0) the authors in this book focus on the encapsulation of metal ions by different types of three-dimensional mono- and polynucleating caging ligands. Within these cage metal complexes, (metal) ions can be isolated from external factors.

The book provides both a classification of the cage compounds and summaries of synthetic approaches. On that basis the authors then describe the unique chemical and physical properties and the resulting reactivity of the cage compounds, as well as practical and potential applications as potent topological drugs and prodrugs, antifibrillogenic agents, radiodiagnostic and radiotherapeutic compounds, paramagnetic probes, single-molecule magnets, electrocatalysts for hydrogen production, (photo)electronic devices, and many more.

Readers will find a well-structured and concise overview, with particular emphasis on a review of synthesis and reactivity of various cage metal complexes, summarizing over 400 literature references, clearly presented in over 300 color schemes and figures. 


Cage compounds Caging ligands Cation encapsulation Macrocyclic compounds Clathrochelates Paramagnetic probes Drug design Single-molecule magnets Topological drugs Antifibrillogenic activity Functional biomimetics Polynuclear metal complexes Template synthesis Radiotherapeutic cage complexes

Authors and affiliations

  • Yan Voloshin
    • 1
  • Irina Belaya
    • 2
  • Roland Krämer
    • 3
  1. 1.Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Anorganisch Chemisches InstitutRuprecht-Karls-Universität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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