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Metal complexes of a dipyridine octaazamacrocycle: stability constants, structural and modelling studies

Cruz, C., Carvalho, S., Delgado, R., Drew, M.G.B., Felix, V. and Goodfellow, B.J. (2003) Metal complexes of a dipyridine octaazamacrocycle: stability constants, structural and modelling studies. Dalton Transactions (16). pp. 3172-3183. ISSN 1364-5447

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1039/b304381a

Abstract/Summary

Two 28-membered octaazamacrocycles, [28]py(2)N(6) and Me-2[28]py(2)N(6), have been synthesized. The protonation constants of the N-methyl. derivative and the stability constants of its complexes with Ni2+, Cu2+, Zn2+, Cd2+, and Pb2+ were determined at 25degreesC in 0.10 mol dm(-3) KNO3. The high overall basicity of Me-2[28]py(2)N(6) is ascribed to the weaker repulsion between protonated contiguous charged ammonium sites separated by propyl chains. These studies together with NMR, UV-vis and EPR spectroscopies indicated the presence of mono- and di-nuclear species, The single crystal structure of the complex [Ni-2([28]py(2)N(6))(H2O)(4)]Cl-4.3H(2)O was determined, and showed each nickel centre in a distorted octahedral co-ordination environment. The nickel centres are held within the macrocycle at a large distance of 6.991(g) Angstrom from each other. The formation of mononuclear complexes was evaluated theoretically via molecular mechanics (MM) and molecular dynamics (MD) calculations and showed that these large macrocycles have sufficient flexibility to encapsulate metal ions with different stereo-electronic sizes. Structures for small and large metal ions are proposed.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:11165
Uncontrolled Keywords:14-MEMBERED TETRAAZA MACROCYCLES, SCHIFF-BASE LIGANDS, X-RAY-DIFFRACTION, MOLECULAR-MECHANICS, CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE, BARIUM(II) COMPLEX, PYRIDINE, COPPER(II), NICKEL(II), ION
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry

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