Bar, Arun Kumar and Chakrabarty, Rajesh and Batten, Stuart R and Mukherjee, Partha Sarathi (2009) Synthesis and characterisation of heterometallic molecular triangles using ambidentate linker: self-selection of a single linkage isomer. In: Dalton Transactions (17). pp. 3222-3229.
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The coordination driven self-assembly of discrete molecular triangles from a non-symmetric ambidentate linker 5-pyrimidinecarboxylate (5-pmc) and Pd(II)/Pt(II) based 90◦ acceptors is presented. Despite the possibility of formation of a mixture of isomeric macrocycles (linkage isomers) due to different connectivity of the ambidentate linker, formation of a single and symmetrical linkage somer in both the cases is an interesting observation. Moreover, the reported macrocycles represent the first example of discrete metallamacrocycles of bridging 5-pmc. While solution composition in both the cases was characterised by multinuclear NMR study and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS), the identity of the assemblies in the solid state was established by X-ray single crystals structure analysis. Variable temperature NMR study clearly ruled out the formation of any other macrocycles by [4 + 4] or [2 + 2] self-assembly of the reacting components.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||copyright of this article belongs to The Royal Society of Chemistry.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry|
|Date Deposited:||03 Feb 2010 11:06|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:30|
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