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A sterically constrained bis(2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine) ligand

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Andrew Benniston, Emeritus Professor Bill CleggORCiD, Dr Ross Harrington, Dr Peiyi Li


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The title compound, 4,4′-bis[(2,2′:6′,2″- terpyridin-4-yl)ethynyl]-2,2′-(3,6,9-trioxaundecane-1,11-diyldioxy)-1, 1′-biphenylethyl acetate solvate, C54H42N 6O5·C4H8O2, is a sterically constrained ligand based on the well-known chelator 2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine (terpy). Two terpy units are linked by ethynyl bridges to a central 2,2′-biphenyl unit, in which the two rings are connected by a polyether strand. The torsion angle between the two rings of the biphenyl unit is 113.25 (17)°. The crown ether ring is flexible and capable of complexing metal cations, and the two terpy units may be reorganized from their observed trans-trans configuration to act as terdentate ligands for transition metal ions. © 2004 International Union of Crystallography Printed in Great Britain - all rights reserved.

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Author(s): Benniston AC, Clegg W, Harrington RW, Li P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online

Year: 2004

Volume: 60

Issue: 12

Pages: o2452-o2454

ISSN (electronic): 1600-5368

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


DOI: 10.1107/S1600536804030594


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