Using noncovalent intra-strand and inter-strand interactions to prescribe helix formation within a metallo-supramolecular system
UNSPECIFIED. (2004) Using noncovalent intra-strand and inter-strand interactions to prescribe helix formation within a metallo-supramolecular system. CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 10 (17). pp. 4291-4300. ISSN 0947-6539Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chem.200400169
The effect of inter-strand and intra-strand interactions is explored in a metallo-supramolecular system in which the metal-ligand coordination requirements may be satisfied by more than one different supramolecular architecture. This is achieved by introducing alkyl substituents onto the spacers of readily prepared bis(pyridylimine) ligands. The alkyl substituents induce twisting within the ligand strand and this intra-strand effect favours formation of helical architectures. The alkyl substituents also introduce interstrand CH...pi interactions into the system. For the smaller methyl group these are most effectively accommodated in a trinuclear circular helicate architecture. A solution mixture of dinuclear double-helicate and trinuclear circular helicate results from which, for copper(i), the trinuclear circular helicate crystallises. The CH...pi interactions endow the circular helicate with a bowl-shaped conformation and the triangular unit aggregates into a tetrahedral ball-shaped array. Low-temperature NMR studies indicate that the CH...pi interactions also confer a bowl-shaped conformation on the triangle in solution. The larger ethyl groups can sustain intra-strand CH...pi interactions in the lower nuclearity double-helical system and this is the unique architecture for that ligand system in both solution and the solid state. Crystal structures are described for both the copper(I) and silver(I) complexes. Thus we show that intra-strand interactions may be used to induce helicity within this system, while the nuclearity of the array can be prescribed by the interstrand interactions.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Journal or Publication Title:||CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL|
|Publisher:||WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH|
|Date:||6 September 2004|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 4291-4300|
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