A comparison of the receptor stereochemistry in [Pt(bipy)(NH 3)2·dinaphtho-30-crown-10][PF6] 2 and [Diquat·dinaphtho-30-crown-10][PF6] 2 (bipy = 2,2′-bipyridine)

Billy L. Allwood*, Howard M. Colquhoun, Simon M. Doughty, Franz H. Kohnke, Alexandra M Z Slawin, J. Fraser Stoddart, David J. Williams, Ryszard Zarzycki

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X-Ray crystallography and 1H n.m.r. spectroscopy have revealed dramatic differences in the binding of [Pt(bipy)(NH3) 2]2+ and [Diquat]2+ dications by dinaphtho-30-crown-10 (DN30C10) with the platinum complex adopting a slewed position, apparently in order to maximise overlap between the π-arene systems in the receptor and in the complex, whereas the Diquat dication adopts a symmetrical position more consistent with maximisation of Coulombic interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1054-1058
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number14
StatePublished - 1987

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  • Molecular Medicine

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