Head-to-tail and heteroleptic pentanuclear circular helicates

K.E. Allen, R.A. Faulkner, L.P. Harding, C.R. Rice, T. Riis-Johannessen, M.L. Voss, M. Whitehead

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Everybody form a circle: Careful design of ligand strands and their reaction with Cu2+ ions leads to the formation of the title helicates. Incorporation of differing numbers of N‐donor units within a ligand strand containing a phenyl spacer results in a pentanuclear head‐to‐tail circular helicate, whereas reaction of two different ligands results in a heteroleptic pentanuclear circular helicate (see picture; green: Cu, red and blue: ligands).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6655-6658
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010


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