Manganese(II), iron(II), cobalt(II), and copper(II) complexes of an extended inherently chiral tris-bipyridyl cage

Perkins, David F., Lindoy, Leonard F., McAuley, Alexander, Meehan, George V., and Turner, Peter (2006) Manganese(II), iron(II), cobalt(II), and copper(II) complexes of an extended inherently chiral tris-bipyridyl cage. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 103 (3). pp. 532-537.

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Manganese(II), iron(II), cobalt(II), and copper(II) derivatives of two inherently chiral, Tris(bipyridyl) cages (L and L′) of type [ML]-(PF6)2(solvent)n and [FeL′](ClO4)2 are reported, where L is the hexa-tertiary butyl-substituted derivative of L′. These products were obtained by using the free cage and metal template procedures; the latter involved the reductive amination of the respective Tris-dialdehyde precursor complexes of iron(II), cobalt(II), or nickel(II). Electrochemical, EPR, and NMR studies have been used to probe the nature of the individual complexes. X-ray structures of the manganese(II), iron(II), and copper(II) complexes of L and the iron(II) complex of L′ are presented; these are compared with the previously reported structures of the corresponding nickel(II) complex and metal-free cage (L). In each complex the metal cation occupies the cage's central cavity and is coordinated to six nitrogens from the three bipyridyl groups. The cations [MnL]2+ and [FeL]2+ are isostructural but both exhibit a different arrangement of the bound cage to that observed in the corresponding nickel(II) and copper(II) complexes. The latter have an exo-exo arrangement of the bridgehead nitrogen lone pairs, with the metal inducing a triple helical twist that extends ≈22 Å along the axial length of each complex. In contrast, [MnL]2+ and [FeL]2+ have their terminal nitrogen lone pairs directed endo, causing a significant change in the configuration of the bound ligand. In [FeL′]2+, the cage has both bridgehead nitrogen lone pairs orientated exo. Semiempirical calculations indicate that the observed endo-endo and exo-exo arrangements are of comparable energy.

Item ID: 4083
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1091-6490
Keywords: manganese; iron; cobalt; copper; cage; bipyridine
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2009 06:45
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