Binding sites on the outside of metallo-supramolecular architectures; engineering coordination polymers from discrete architectures
UNSPECIFIED. (2004) Binding sites on the outside of metallo-supramolecular architectures; engineering coordination polymers from discrete architectures. DALTON TRANSACTIONS (10). pp. 1546-1555. ISSN 1477-9226Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b403749a
Aggregation of metallo-supramolecular architectures through additional coordination is explored by introducing metal-binding units onto the outside of the supramolecular architectures. This is achieved within the framework of our imine-based approach to supramolecular architecture, by replacing the pyridylimine units with pyrazylketimine units. An advantage of the design is that it retains the ease-of-synthesis which characterises our imine-based approach. Silver(I) complexes of three pyrazylketimine ligand systems are described. The complexes demonstrate that introducing pyrazine donor units does indeed allow higher-order assembly of the distinct supramolecular architectures into engineered coordination polymers. Two distinct types of aggregation are observed. In the first, the donors on the outside of one architecture bind to the metals of another to link the units into a polymeric array. In the second type, the donors on the outside of the architectures bind to separate metal centres which are themselves not part of the architectures, and these separate metal centres link the units to form the macromolecular array. The weaker donor nature of the pyrazine nitrogens ( compared to pyridine) also introduces an additional element into the design; higher coordination numbers are favoured and this can lead to arrays with higher connectivity than those observed in the discrete pyridylimine architectures.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Journal or Publication Title:||DALTON TRANSACTIONS|
|Publisher:||ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 1546-1555|
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