Complexation reactions of palladium(II) nitrate with a set of 3-pyridyl appended nonchelating bidentate ligands possessing regioisomeric phenylene-diurea functionalities as spacers were carried out. The ligands utilized in this study are 1,1′-(1,2-phenylene)bis(3-(pyridin-3-yl)urea), L1; 1,1′-(1,3-phenylene)bis(3-(pyridin-3-yl)urea), L2; and 1,1′-(1,4-phenylene)bis(3-(pyridin-3-yl)urea), L3. The complexation reactions of the ligands (L1, L2, and L3) with palladium(II) produced single discrete isomeric cages (1, 2, and 3) of Pd 2 L 4 formulation in each case and thereby illustrated ligand-isomerism in coordination cages. All 16 hydrogen atoms of eight urea moieties present in four ligand strands are delineated completely endohedrally in cage 1 and completely exohedrally in cage 3, whereas cage 2 exhibited half of the urea hydrogens in exohedral locations and the remaining half in endohedral locations. In addition to the variable number of solvent molecules, the cavities of cages 1 and 2 lodged four and two nitrate ions, respectively, using the endohedral (H) urea atoms (i.e., NH groups) as binding sites, whereas the cavity of 3 remained anion free. The abilities of the complexes 1-3 for adsorption of CO 2 gas are demonstrated, and their behaviors are compared. Copyright © 2018 American Chemical Society.