Unprecedented encapsulation of a [FeIIICl4]− anion in a cationic [FeII4L6]8+ tetrahedral cage derived from 5,5''-dimethyl-2,2':5',5'':2'',2'''-quaterpyridine

Glasson, Christopher R.K., Clegg, Jack K., McMurtrie, John C., Meehan, George V., Lindoy, Leonard F., Motti, Cherie A., Moubaraki, Boujemaa, Murray, Keith S., and Cashion, John D. (2011) Unprecedented encapsulation of a [FeIIICl4]− anion in a cationic [FeII4L6]8+ tetrahedral cage derived from 5,5''-dimethyl-2,2':5',5'':2'',2'''-quaterpyridine. Chemical Science, 2 (3). pp. 540-543.

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A unique example of incorporation of a tetrahalometalate anion in a small supramolecular cage is described in which a tetrahedral cage of type [Fe4L6]8+ selectively encapsulates a [FeIIICl4]− anion over a [FeIICl4]2− anion in its central cavity to yield a discrete, mixed oxidation state, Fe(II)/Fe(III) supramolecular assembly. This unusual outcome has been achieved using two alternative synthetic strategies.

Item ID: 21729
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2041-6539
Keywords: oxidation state, supramolecular assemblies, synthetic strategies, iron compounds, supramolecular chemistry, ions
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Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 01:03
FoR Codes: 03 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 0302 Inorganic Chemistry > 030207 Transition Metal Chemistry @ 40%
03 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry > 030302 Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry @ 50%
03 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 0305 Organic Chemistry > 030503 Organic Chemical Synthesis @ 10%
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